Several factors impel Burundians to commit suicide

10-09-2019 Jean Baptiste Nzorironkankuze, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Health has said several factors are related to committing suicide in Burundi. They include mental disorders, psychoactive substances, chronic illnesses, loss of work, or financial loss, relational or social loss, lack of social support and feelings of isolation, unemployment… (...)

Rugerinyange corpse found buried in his compound in Kinanira IV

10-04-2019 Jean Marie Vianney Rugerinyange, Senior official in the Ministry of Culture and Sports who went missing since September 30 has been found dead and buried in his compound located in Kinanira IV locality of Muha commune in Bujumbura city this October 4. Exhumation has started in the morning. However, (...)

590 Burundian refugees repatriated from Tanzania

10-04-2019 “590 Burundian refugees have been voluntarily repatriated from Tanzania this October 3,” says Nestor Bimenyimana, Director General in charge of repatriation at the Ministry of the Interior. The process of voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees sheltered in Tanzania has been ongoing since 2017, he adds. These returnees are accommodated (...)

Corpse discovered in Ngagara, north of Bujumbura

10-03-2019 A dead body was discovered in the morning of October 2nd in Ngagara area, in Ntahangwa commune in the north of Bujumbura city. The victim is called Déo Irakoze, a thirty-year young man from Ijenda area, Mugongomanga commune of Bujumbura province. His body was lying in the gutter of (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)