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Congolese people arrested in Kibenga locality of Bujumbura city

10-01-2019 The Ministry of Security and Catastrophe Management says it has arrested at least 20 Congolese people living in Burundi illegally since this Sunday, September 29th, in Kibenga locality of Muha commune in the south of Bujumbura city. Pierre Nkurikiye, Spokesman for the Ministry of Security says the police are (...)
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AU Commission condemns attack on AMISOM troops

09-17-2019 Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman for the African Union Commission strongly condemned the attack perpetrated against the Burundian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Hirshabelle region on 14 September 2019. In a statement issued on 16 September, Moussa Faki Mahamat said the attack caused a number (...)
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COI urges that vigilance be maintained on Burundi in run-up to 2020 elections

09-05-2019 “The UN Security Council should keep an eye on Burundi in this pre- electoral period,” said Doudou Diène, chairman of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (CIO) at a press conference organized in Geneva on September 3. He has said the commission looked into violations and abuses committed (...)
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Three young girls beaten in Bwambarangwe

09-04-2019 Joséphine Mpfukamensabe, Vestine Muhawenimana and Alphonsine Niyonsenga, three young girls from the same family aged 22, 18 and 15 respectively have been beaten by Fébronie Niyingabire, Administrator of Bwambarangwe Commune in Kirundo Province in the north of Burundi on 2 September. It was around 2:00 p.m. in front of (...)
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Burundi to welcome 2000 refugees from Tanzania per week

08-28-2019 Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of Home Affairs has said the Burundian government expects to receive all Burundian refugees living in Tanzania by 31 December. “We expect to welcome 2000 refugees per week from September to 31 December,” says Minister Barandagiye after undertaking a two-day visit in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee (...)
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Two bars in Bujumbura city destroyed by fire

08-26-2019 Two bars, Nganda Relax located on Mwaro Avenue and Mubandi Bar situated on MAO Avenue, in INSS neighborhood in Rohero area of Bujumbura city caught fire on Monday, August 26th. The fire broke out at Nganda Relax Bar around noon. Afterwards, it quickly spread inside the bar. The owner (...)
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CNL party offices vandalized in Kanyosha neighborhood in Bujumbura city

08-20-2019 On August 17th, some offices of the National Congress for Freedom-CNL were vandalized by unknown people in Kanyosha neighborhood of Muha commune in the south of Bujumbura. The administration denies the existence of CNL offices in the locality. “We were preparing to inaugurate nine offices in Kanyosha area in (...)
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AU condemns attack on AMISOM soldiers from Burundi

08-01-2019 In a communiqué issued on July 29th, the African Union Commission-AU has condemned the attack perpetrated on July 27th by Al Shabaab militants on Burundian soldiers of the African Union Mission in Somalia-AMISOM. “We are united in grief with the families of the fallen soldiers, the people and government (...)
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AU condemns attack on AMISOM soldiers from Burundi

07-31-2019 In a communiqué issued on July 29th, the African Union Commission-AU has condemned the attack perpetrated on July 27th by Al Shabaab militants on Burundian soldiers of the African Union Mission in Somalia-AMISOM. “We are united in grief with the families of the fallen soldiers, the people and government (...)
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CNL party denounces persecution of its member in Bujumbura

07-24-2019 Aimable Ndayishimiye, a member of the National Congress for Freedom-CNL was found in a critical condition in the morning of 23 July near CNL office in Buterere neighborhood of Bujumbura city. “He was seriously tortured and injured. He is now receiving treatment”, says Térence Manirambona, spokesperson for CNL party. (...)