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Museveni, Boris Johnson discuss South Sudan, Burundi

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Congo security forces kill at least 18 Burundian refugees

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Four Burundi nationals arrested in Isiolo while headed for Somalia to join Al-shabaab terror group

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UN accuses Burundi of crimes against humanity

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Wakimbizi 12,000 kurejea Burundi

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Wakimbizi 12,000 kurejea Burundi


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Semenya claims 3rd WC 800m title, Burundi's Niyonsaba gets silver

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Semenya claims 3rd WC 800m title, Burundi's Niyonsaba gets silver


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Two members of missing Burundi robotics team found, US police say

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Museveni, Boris Johnson discuss South Sudan, Burundi
Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia, South Sudan and Burundi, telling him there must be a more serious concerted effort to flush out and stop Al-Shabaab militants from Somalia and called for the strengthening of AMISOM through provision of more equipment and personnel to finish the job   Read More ...
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Why were 39 Burundian refugees shot dead in the Congo?
Fast Facts Congolese security forces opened fire on Burundian refugees on Sept 15 39 refugees killed, 94 injured - 57 critically DRC has launched probe There are 44,000 Burundian refugees in DRC On Friday, Congolese forces opened fire on a crowd of protesting Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 39 people - including a 10-year-old girl - were killed and 94 others injured in the incident in South Kivu   Read More ...
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Museveni, UK’s Boris Johnson discuss South Sudan, Burundi
President Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia South Sudan and Burundi.Mr Museveni told Boris that there must be a more serious concerted effort to flush out and stop al-Shabaab militants from Somalia and called for the strengthening of AMISOM through provision of more equipment and personnel to finish the job   Read More ...
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Dozens killed after DRC soldiers open fire on Burundi refugees
18 September, 03:45 PM The Democratic Republic of Congo government has opened an inquiry, after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Watch for more. Government spokesperson Lambert Mende also claimed that many of those killed during the clashes were members of an "armed group," without providing details. The UN's Monusco peacekeeping mission in the country had said on Saturday that at least 36 refugees were killed in the violence in Kamanyola on Friday, in which a Congolese soldier also died   Read More ...
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DR Congo forces kill 37 Burundi migrants
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead 37 Burundian migrants who were protesting after four of their countrymen were expelled, the UN says. Its peacekeeping mission Monusco said another 117 were injured during the incident in the east of the country. Government sources said protesters overran a prison where the Burundians were being held for deportation. The UN has called for an investigation into exactly what happened   Read More ...
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DR Congo opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees
The Democratic Republic of Congo said Sunday that it had opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.Government spokesman Lambert Mende also claimed that many of those killed during the clashes were members of an "armed group", without providing details. The UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping mission in the country had said Saturday that at least 36 refugees were killed in the violence in Kamanyola on Friday, in which a Congolese soldier also died   Read More ...
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DR Congo opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo said Sunday that it had opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Government spokesman Lambert Mende also claimed that many of those killed during the clashes were members of an “armed group”, without providing details. The UN’s MONUSCO peacekeeping mission in the country had said Saturday that at least 36 refugees were killed in the violence in Kamanyola on Friday, in which a Congolese soldier also died   Read More ...
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DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees
Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo said Sunday that it had opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Government spokesperson Lambert Mende also claimed that many of those killed during the clashes were members of an "armed group", without providing details. The UN's Monusco peacekeeping mission in the country had said on Saturday that at least 36 refugees were killed in the violence in Kamanyola on Friday, in which a Congolese soldier also died   Read More ...
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Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in DR Congo: officials
Bukavu, DRC — Troops shot dead 18 Burundian refugees in clashes in Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials in the eastern province of South Kivu said Saturday, giving what they said was a provisional toll. A Burundian refugee said that more than 30 had been killed and at least 100 wounded. Interior ministry official Josue Boji said troops had tried to disperse the refugees by "firing in the air but were overwhelmed" when the group responded by throwing stones in Friday's confrontation   Read More ...
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Offering a taste of Burundi to Detroit
Hamissi Mamba and his wife Nadia Nijimbere left Burundi for the US in 2015 after a flare up of ethnic-based political violence. They did not speak a word of English or enough money to start their lives afresh, with twins on the way. They even had to live in a shelter for refugees for some time. “I have a degree in business administration but couldn’t find a job so I ended up working in a factory,” said Mamba   Read More ...
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36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN
BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI—At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the United Nations envoy to Congo said Saturday.   Read More ...
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36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN
BUJUMBURA, Burundi -- At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the United Nations envoy to Congo said Saturday. Maman Sidikou said he was "deeply shocked" at the violence. Another 117 people were wounded and one Congolese officer was killed, he said in a statement. Thirty-nine gravely wounded Burundian refugees were evacuated by helicopter to the city of Bukavu, the U   Read More ...
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36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the United Nations envoy to Congo said Saturday. Maman Sidikou said he was "deeply shocked" at the violence. Another 117 people were wounded and one Congolese officer was killed, he said in a statement. Thirty-nine gravely wounded Burundian refugees were evacuated by helicopter to the city of Bukavu, the U   Read More ...
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The Latest: UN: 36 Burundi refugees killed in Congo clashes
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Burundian refugees in Congo (all times local): The United Nations envoy to Congo says at least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces near the Burundi border. Maman Sidikou says he is "deeply shocked" at the violence, adding that Congolese security forces allegedly fired indiscriminately on protesters   Read More ...
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36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the United Nations envoy to Congo said Saturday. Maman Sidikou said he was "deeply shocked" at the violence. Another 117 people were wounded and one Congolese officer was killed, he said in a statement. Thirty-nine gravely wounded Burundian refugees were evacuated by helicopter to the city of Bukavu, the U   Read More ...
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Congo security forces kill at least 18 Burundian refugees
Congolese security forces killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home, local activists and a diplomatic source said. Police and soldiers opened fire as the refugees protested over the plan and tried to free some of their arrested compatriots in the town of Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the sources said   Read More ...
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Dozens of Burundian refugees killed in DR Congo
Troops shot dead 34 Burundian refugees in clashes in Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials in the eastern province of South Kivu said Saturday. A Burundian refugee said that more than 30 had been killed and at least 100 wounded in the violence on Friday. Interior ministry official Josue Boji said troops had tried to disperse the refugees by "firing in the air but were overwhelmed" when the group responded by throwing stones   Read More ...
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At least 34 Burundian refugees killed by DRC forces, official says
Bujumbura - An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border. Waquara Yunusi, commander of the Pakistani battalion of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, says the deaths occurred Friday in the Kamanyola area of DRC's South Kivu province. He says 15 of the victims are women   Read More ...
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DR Congo security forces shoot dead Burundi 'refugees'
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead more than 30 refugees who were protesting against plans to send some home to Burundi, activists say. Many more refugees were injured during the incident in the eastern town of Kamanyola, it has been claimed. The group are said to have overrun a prison where a number of Burundians were being held for deportation   Read More ...
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Congo forces shoot dead at least 18 Burundi refugees: UN
BUJUMBURA, Burundi -- Congolese forces have shot and killed at least 18 Burundian refugees near Burundi's border, officials said Saturday. The deaths occurred Friday in the Kamanyola area of Congo's South Kivu province, the commander of the Pakistani battalion of the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, Waquara Yunusi, told The Associated Press. He said 34 people were killed, 15 of them women   Read More ...
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At least 30 Burundian refugees die in clashes with Congolese security forces
KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home, a Reuters witness and local activists said on Saturday. More than 400,000 refugees have fled Burundi - including 40,000 to neighboring Congo - since violence erupted in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza said he would seek a third term in office, a move his opponents said was unconstitutional   Read More ...
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Refugees From Burundi Killed in Congo, Activists Say
NAIROBI, Kenya — At least 34 refugees who had fled political violence in Burundi were killed by government forces in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, a civil society group said Saturday. A Congolese government spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment, and the number of deaths and other details about the episode could not be independently verified. The events occurred Friday afternoon in Kamanyola in eastern Congo when a group of Burundian refugees went to an office of the Congolese intelligence service to demand information about several other refugees who had been detained, said Jean-Chrysostome Kijana, a member of the civil society group, which is based in Congo   Read More ...
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Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in DR Congo: officials
Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP | Troops shot dead 18 Burundian refugees in clashes in Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials in the eastern province of South Kivu said Saturday, giving what they said was a provisional toll. A Burundian refugee said that more than 30 had been killed and at least 100 wounded. Interior ministry official Josue Boji said troops had tried to disperse the refugees by “firing in the air but were overwhelmed” when the group responded by throwing stones in Friday’s confrontation   Read More ...
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Congo forces shoot dead at least 18 Burundi refugees
Congolese forces have shot and killed at least 18 Burundian refugees near Burundi’s border, officials said on Saturday. The deaths occurred Friday in the Kamanyola area of Congo’s South Kivu province, the commander of the Pakistani battalion of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, Waquara Yunusi, told The Associated Press. Congo’s military could not immediately be reached for comment. The coordinator of the U   Read More ...
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Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in DR Congo: officials
Bukavu, DR Congo / AFP/. Troops shot dead 18 Burundian refugees in clashes in Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials in the eastern province of South Kivu said Saturday, giving what they said was a provisional toll. A Burundian refugee said that more than 30 had been killed and at least 100 wounded. Interior ministry official Josue Boji said troops had tried to disperse the refugees by "firing in the air but were overwhelmed" when the group responded by throwing stones in Friday's confrontation   Read More ...
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34 Burundian refugees killed by Congo forces, official says
BUJUMBURA, Burundi – An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border. Waquara Yunusi, commander of the Pakistani battalion of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, says the deaths occurred Friday in the Kamanyola area of Congo's South Kivu province. He says 15 of the victims are women. Residents in the area tell The Associated Press the killings occurred after some Burundian refugees went to the bureau of intelligence in Kamanyola to inquire about four detained refugees   Read More ...
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Congo forces shoot dead at least 18 Burundi refugees: UN
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Congolese forces have shot and killed at least 18 Burundian refugees near Burundi's border, officials said Saturday. The deaths occurred Friday in the Kamanyola area of Congo's South Kivu province, the commander of the Pakistani battalion of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, Waquara Yunusi, told The Associated Press. He said 34 people were killed, 15 of them women   Read More ...
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34 Burundian refugees killed by Congo forces, official says
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Congolese forces have shot and killed at least 18 Burundian refugees near Burundi's border, officials said Saturday. The deaths occurred Friday in the Kamanyola area of Congo's South Kivu province, the commander of the Pakistani battalion of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, Waquara Yunusi, told The Associated Press. He said 34 people were killed, 15 of them women   Read More ...
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DR Congo forces kill at least 18 Burundi refugees
Congolese security forces have killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home. Josue Boji, a Democratic Republic of Congo interior ministry official, said troops had tried to disperse the refugees by "firing in the air but were overwhelmed" when the group responded by throwing stones in Friday's confrontation. Police and soldiers opened fire as the refugees protested over the resettlement plan and tried to free some of their arrested compatriots in the town of Kamanyola in eastern DRC, sources told the Reuters news agency   Read More ...
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Congo Security Forces Kill at Least 18 Burundian Refugees: Sources
KINSHASA — Congolese security forces killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home, local activists and a diplomatic source said. Police and soldiers opened fire as the refugees protested over the plan and tried to free some of their arrested compatriots in the town of Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the sources said   Read More ...
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Congo security forces kill at least 18 Burundian refugees: sources
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese security forces killed at least 18 Burundian refugees at a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in clashes over plans to send some of them home, a local activist and a diplomatic source told Reuters. Activist Jean-Chrysotome Kijana said Congolese forces opened fire on the refugees on Friday when they tried to free several of their compatriots who had been arrested by the intelligence service at the camp in the town of Kamanyola   Read More ...
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Burundi says UN office break-in may have been fabrication
GENEVA: A break-in at the U.N. human rights office in Burundi's capital may have been an attempt to smear the government, a presidential aide told reporters on Friday in Geneva. U.N. staff in Burundi filed a complaint with police after a group of armed men broke into the office in Bujumbura at around 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday, a U.N. spokeswoman said   Read More ...
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Gunmen forcibly enter UN human rights office in Burundi
Bujumbura - Several gunmen forcibly entered the Burundi office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, an official said Wednesday. Robert Kotshani, the office's deputy chief, confirmed the incident in the capital, Bujumbura, early on Wednesday but gave no details. Six gunmen "intimidated" the guards before entering the building, an office employee said. No one was hurt, he added   Read More ...
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Gunmen forcibly enter UN human rights office in Burundi
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Several gunmen forcibly entered the Burundi office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, officials said Wednesday. The break-in occurred a week after a new U.N. report detailed crimes against humanity in the East African country and named security forces among the alleged perpetrators. "A group of armed men went into our office in the middle of the night, at around 2:30 a   Read More ...
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Gunmen forcibly enter UN human rights office in Burundi
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Several gunmen forcibly entered the Burundi office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, an official said Wednesday. Robert Kotshani, the office's deputy chief, confirmed the incident in the capital, Bujumbura, early Wednesday but gave no details. Six gunmen "intimidated" the guards before entering the building, an office employee said. No one was hurt, he added   Read More ...
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Gunmen forcibly enter UN human rights office in Burundi
BUJUMBURA, Burundi – An official says gunmen have forcibly entered the Burundi office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights. Robert Kotshani, the office's deputy chief, confirms the incident in the capital, Bujumbura, early Wednesday but gives no details. An employee in the office says six gunmen "intimidated" the guards before entering the building. He says no one was hurt   Read More ...
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Mpinzani atekwa Burundi mbele ya mkewe
Ofisa mmoja wa chama cha upinzani cha Union for Peace and Development (UPD), Leopold Habarugira ametekwa na watu wasiojulikana juzi jioni mjini hapa alipokuwa akitembea barabarani na mkewe. Kwa mujibu wa mkewe, Liberty Nzitonda kiongozi huyo mwenye miaka 54 ambaye ni mweka hazina wa UPD alitekwa na watu wanne, mmoja kati yao akiwa na sare za polisi aliyekuwa na bunduki, wakamweka kwenye gari na kuondoka naye   Read More ...
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Four Burundi nationals arrested in Isiolo while headed for Somalia to join Al-shabaab terror group
Four Burundi nationals were Tuesday morning arrested at Merile area along Isiolo-Marsabit Highway, Isiolo County while headed to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab militia. Police say the men had traveled from Bujumbura to Kenya as tourists. They then embarked on a journey that would take them through Isiolo, Mandera and later cross to Somalia. They were stopped at a roadblock at about 4 am Tuesday and on being grilled they allegedly said they were headed for Somalia to join the terror group   Read More ...
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At least 300 Burundian refugees willingly return home from Tanzania
Dodoma - The UN refugee agency has started repatriating hundreds of Burundian refugees back home from neighbouring Tanzania. Emmanuel Maganga, government commissioner for the Kigoma region in northwestern Tanzania, said 300 refugees returned home on Thursday using public transport. At least 12 000 Burundian refugees have signed up for voluntary repatriation. Maganga said the initial agreement with the UN officials says 300 Burundians will be repatriated every week   Read More ...
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300 Burundian refugees willingly return home from Tanzania
Emmanuel Maganga, government commissioner for the Kigoma region in northwestern Tanzania, said 300 refugees returned home Thursday using public transport. At least 12,000 Burundian refugees have signed up for voluntary repatriation. Maganga said the initial agreement with U.N. officials says 300 Burundians will be repatriated every week. More than 240,000 Burundian refugees are sheltering in Tanzania. Most of them fled political violence in 2015 after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced plans to seek a disputed third term that he ultimately won   Read More ...
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