Fear grips Bwiza residents over consecutive grenade attacks

07-17-2017 Two attacks have been perpetrated in Bwiza neighborhood in central Bujumbura, injuring dozens of people just within one week, different sources say. Fear haunts the residents of the locality “It was around 8 :30 pm in the night of 16 July when a grenade exploded in the middle of (...)

Four police officers wounded in a grenade attack in central Bujumbura

07-12-2017 Four policemen were injured as a result of a grenade attack that occurred last night around 9pm in central Bujumbura. Two of the victims were seriously injured, according to Diane Gahimbare, Chief of Bwiza I neighborhood, in Mukaza Commune, Bujumbura. She says the perpetrators were in a pickup truck. (...)

Stakeholders disagree on suspension of extra-lessons in secondary schools

01-07-2017 Education officials, parents and students have diverging opinions on the suspension by the Education Ministry of extra-classes that were offered to help students. The Education Ministry decided on Wednesday 4 January 2017 to temporarily suspend lessons that were offered to middle and high school students after regular class hours. (...)

Cool water, free of charge for any passer-by

09-22-2016 At “Rutegama Downtown Jazz” hotel, on Avenue de l’Université (Bwiza side) is observed since the past few days, a queue of people, cups in hands, in front of a machine that gives water. Many of them are just bike-taxi users, children of the neighborhood; mechanics … Every passer-by is (...)

A police vehicle attacked with grenades in center of Bujumbura

09-20-2016 Bwiza residents report that two grenades exploded in the night of September,19 around 8pm on the 3rd Avenue, in Bwiza neighborhood of Bujumbura capital center. “A police pickup truck was on this avenue. Suddenly, we heard a grenade explosion. After a few minutes of silence, another one exploded. We (...)

A person shot dead in the Center of Burundi Capital

07-19-2016 According to testimonies, the victim is called Bède Havyarimana, he was shot dead by armed individuals in the night of 18 July around 21h. The incident occurred at Bwiza, the center of Bujumbura nearby the bar commonly called “Nyabisumo, 5th Avenue”. That armed group broke into the property and (...)