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FENADEB concerned over future of children whose mother was killed by spouse

12-07-2018 The federation of associations engaged in the defense of child rights-FENADED is concerned about the future of children whose mother was killed by her spouse, a police officer while his role is to protect people. “FENADED condemns this heinous crime that took away a life of an innocent person (...)
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Burundi government rejects AUPSC request

11-22-2018 The Peace and Security Council of the African Union urges the Government of Burundi to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union on the Deployment of Human Rights Observers and Military Experts. Diomede Nzeyimana, Deputy Spokesman for Burundi President, says there is no need for a memorandum (...)
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Population in Nyamitanga gripped by fear

11-03-2018 Strengthened military patrols, overnight patrols by the population, residents of Nyamitanga area in Cibitoke province are gripped by fear. They are afraid of the attack of armed groups from the DRC. “We are afraid attackers will come back,” say residents of Nyamitanga area, Buganda Commune in Cibitoke Province, north-western (...)
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Burundians expelled from DRC to be judged over security disturbance

10-31-2018 54 prisoners expelled from Congo have been interrogated by the public prosecutor in Bujumbura this Tuesday October 30. They are mainly accused of disturbing the internal security of the state. Those who were questioned are part of a team of 124 alleged rebels expelled from Congo last year. They (...)
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Security Ministry committed to improving security, says minister

10-16-2018 While presenting the 3rd term achievements of 2018, the Minister of Public Security says there has been an improvement in the fight against criminality in Burundi but says there is still a long way to go. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security says the security situation is generally (...)
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Three people killed in Cibitoke province

10-09-2018 At least three people were reportedly killed in an attack perpetrated on “Camakombe” hill in Mugina Commune of Cibitoke western province. “A mother and her child were shot dead when armed people attacked her household at around 3:25 a.m. on October 8”, says a neighbor of the victim. He (...)
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Member of security committee and wife murdered in Kayanza province

09-20-2018 Daniel Ngendakumana was a member of the security committee and representative of the Imbonerakure (youth affiliated to the ruling party) in Rugazi zone. The young man aged 27 was killed with his wife, 24, this Tuesday 18 September 2018 in Kabarore commune, Kayanza province. Anicet Ndayizeye, Governor of Kayanza (...)
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Private security companies given two months to comply with regulations.

09-14-2018 The security ministry warns private security companies that do not comply with regulations. In a meeting with private security and surveillance companies that operate in Bujumbura, Ménédore Ntirampeba, Director General of the department of planning and strategic studies at the ministry of public security has given a two- month (...)
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Two injured in armed attack in Ngozi city, northern Burundi

09-04-2018 Two unidentified armed people carried out an attack in the night of September 2, at around 10 pm in Gabiro neighborhood, Ngozi city in northern Burundi. They shot two people, including a woman and a man, according to sources on the spot. “A man in police uniform and another (...)
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Over 80 Congolese asylum seekers hosted in Cibitoke province within a week

09-01-2018 Eight Congolese families, from Banyamulemge community made of 39 people spent the night of 30 August at the office of Rugombo commune, Cibitoke province in northwestern Burundi. They fled the attacks being carried out by Mayi Mayi rebels against Banyamulenge community based in Bijombo locality, Uvira territory, in South-Kivu (...)
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