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One shot dead in Kanyosha zone in Bujumbura city

07-03-2019 In the night of July 1st, a woman was killed in Kajiji locality of Kanyosha zone in Bujumbura city along National Road 3-RN3. “It was around 9 pm when I heard gunshots. I could not go out because I was afraid. Today morning, we have realized that a woman (...)
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CNL party office in Bujumbura province set on fire

06-18-2019 In the night of June 15th, the office of CNL party established in Nyabiraba commune of Bujumbura province was set ablaze and destroyed. Agathon Rwasa, the party’s chairman, deplores the political intolerance. “It’s a shame on a country said to be democratic,” says Agathon Rwasa, the president of the (...)
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Four killed in armed attack in north of Bujumbura

05-31-2019 At least four people have been killed in an attack led by unidentified armed people in the night of May 28, police spokesman says. They attacked Nestor Ntakarutimana’s home located in Kanga neighborhood of Kinama zone in the north of Bujumbura city. “Before breaking into Ntakarutimana’s house, the criminals (...)
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Four killed in armed attack in north of Bujumbura

05-30-2019 At least four people have been killed in an attack led by unidentified armed people in the night of May 28, police spokesman says. They attacked Nestor Ntakarutimana’s home located in Kanga neighborhood of Kinama zone in the north of Bujumbura city. “Before breaking into Ntakarutimana’s house, the criminals (...)
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Five CNL members arrested in Gihanga, sources report

05-23-2019 The police arrested in the evening of May 21, five members of the National Congress for Liberty –CNL opposition party in village 4 in Gihanga commune of Bubanza province in the west of Burundi. Five arrested people including the representative of this party in Gihanga are currently detained in (...)
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Three CNL members arrested in southern Rumonge

05-14-2019 Three members of the National Congress for Liberty-CNL including the representative of this party in Bugarama Commune of Rumonge in the south of Burundi are detained in the custody of Rumonge National Intelligence Service. The CNL representative in Rumonge denounces political intolerance. Léonidas Nicintije was arrested on 11 May (...)
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President Pierre Nkurunziza calls on officials to strengthen security

05-09-2019 President Pierre Nkurunziza met on May 7 in Mutaho commune of Gitega province in central Burundi, the administration, security, defense and justice officials to assess the prevailing security situation in the country. Jean Claude Karerwa Ndenzako, spokesman for the president says” his boss is satisfied with the current security (...)
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National broadcast reporter imprisoned for three days

05-08-2019 Jean Claude Nshimirimana, a journalist of the national radio (RTNB), remains incarcerated since Sunday, May 5, in the police cell of Kabezi commune in Bujumbura province. The police arrested him accusing him of holding an illegal and clandestine meeting. Mr Nshimirimana was supposed to appear before the Bujumbura public (...)
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Twa community claims compensation for killed member in Cibitoke

05-07-2019 Over a hundred members of Twa community in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke province in the west of Burundi have held a sit-in in the morning of May 6 in front of Cibitoke prosecutor’s office. These members of the minority group in the country claim compensation for Dieudonné Bicimpaka, one (...)
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Kenneth Cyclone not to hit Burundi, IGEBU reassures

04-30-2019 Since April 25, information flows that a cyclone called Kenneth is likely to hit the East African countries. Augustin Ntirampeba, Director General of the Burundi Geographical Institute-IGEBU, assures that Burundi is not exposed to the danger. He indicates that the Cyclone Kenneth that was coming from the Indian Ocean (...)
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