Bujumbura

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2013
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By Kris Berwouts I don’t know much about nightlife. Not in Belgium, not in Africa. Least of all do I know about nightlife in Rumonge, Burundi. But last week I was hanging around there with a pal from Belgium and we wanted to have a pint or two on Friday evening. It took us about […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Sep 17th, 2012
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Roger Lumbala, an opposition politician and former rebel in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has left refuge in Burundi for France. The 54-year old sought refuge in the South African embassy in Bujumbura, Burundi, earlier this month when he found out he was wanted by Congolese authorities. The DRC a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
May 4th, 2012
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A Burundian rebel leader blamed for organizing last year’s deadly attack on a bar that killed 36 people is dead. Burundian Army Colonel Kabisa Domitien told reporters Friday that the rebel chief, known by the names “Carmel” and “Mukono,” was killed in a shootout with government forces in the De...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
Feb 21st, 2012
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Bujumbura – A Burundian anti-graft activist detained two weeks ago for criticising the justice minister over alleged corruption was freed on Tuesday. “I am happy to be freed from prison where I spent two weeks for no reason, because all that I said is true and has been spoken about by sev...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
Feb 8th, 2012
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Bujumbura – Burundi police have detained an anti-graft activist who criticised the country’s justice minister over corruption in the judiciary, where candidates for jobs were expected to pay bribes. Faustin Ndikumana was arrested late on Tuesday and told reporters before being taken to Bu...
By benim
In Burundi
Nov 28th, 2011
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Bujumbura – Two men were arrested in Burundi on Monday over the murder of a Croatian nun and an Italian volunteer in an attack on a religious mission in the central African nation, a police official said. “The culprits of the double murder were arrested around 13:00 (11:00 GMT), they are ...
By benim
In Burundi
Nov 23rd, 2011
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Bujumbura – Government-backed death squads have killed more than 300 members of Burundi’s former rebel group and opposition supporters in covert operations over the past five months, a rights group said on Tuesday. The group said the central African country’s regime and its proxies ...
By benim
In Burundi
Oct 6th, 2011
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Nairobi – The leader of Burundi’s National Liberation Forces, Agathon Rwasa, planned the attack last month on a bar that killed 39 people, a document from the intelligence services alleged on Thursday. The document appeals to the countries in the region to help ensure Rwasa is “arre...
By benim
In Central Africa
Sep 19th, 2011
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Bujumbura – Armed men from Congo burst into a pub in the central African nation of Burundi and killed 36 people, an official said on Monday. One wounded man said an attacker yelled: “Make sure there’s no survivors.” Burundi, a tiny nation still reeling from a civil war that ki...
By benim
In Burundi
Sep 19th, 2011
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Bujumbura – Armed raiders killed more than 20 people and injured some 20 others when they stormed a Burundi bar and opened fire on patrons, a regional official told AFP on Monday. “The death toll is still unclear, but according to the first reports that I received, there are between 24 an...