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Burundi Rebel Chief Shot, Killed in DRC

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo. He said […]

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Burundi Forces Kill 18 Bandits During Clashes

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Burundi said Tuesday that security forces have killed at least 18 armed bandits, raising new fears of a return to conflict in the central African nation. A Burundian government official says troops carried out a raid on the group of gunmen on Monday after hearing reports of looting and violence in the eastern […]

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Burundi Remains Most Corrupt East African Country

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An international survey shows Burundi as East Africa’s most corrupt country for the second consecutive year. Berlin-based Transparency International says Burundi is topping the region’s list of the most corrupt nations because of the number of offenders among its police, revenue authorities and the judiciary. Rwanda was ranked as the least corrupt of the five-member […]

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Burundi President: Gatumba Massacre Suspects Arrested

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Burundi’s president says his government has arrested several suspects in the massacre of 36 people at a Gatumba pub, after he had vowed the case would be solved within a month. In an exclusive interview with VOA in Washington on Wednesday, President Pierre Nkurunziza said a team of judges is continuing to investigate the September […]

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US Condemns Burundi Attack

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is “deeply troubled” by what is calling the “horrific” and apparently “well-orchestrated” attack that killed at least 36 people Sunday in Burundi. In a statement Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland condemned the violence and called for Burundi’s government to make “every effort” to bring the perpetrators to justice and […]

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Gunmen Kill 36 in Burundi Bar Attack

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burundi’s president is vowing to track down gunmen who opened fire in a bar near the Congolese border late Sunday, killing at least 36 people. President Pierre Nkurunziza said Monday the attackers are believed to have crossed the border from Congo, although authorities have not yet determined who was behind the massacre. Witnesses says assailants […]

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Burundi Governor: Gunmen Kill 36 in Bar Attack

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burundi’s president is vowing to track down gunmen who opened fire in a bar near the Congolese border late Sunday, killing at least 36 people. President Pierre Nkurunziza said Monday the attackers are believed to have crossed the border from Congo, although authorities have not yet determined who was behind the massacre. Witnesses says assailants […]

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Gunmen Kill More Than 20 in Burundi Bar Attack

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen opened fire inside a bar in western Burundi late Sunday, killing more than 20 people in the country’s deadliest attack this year. The attack happened in Gatumba, about 15 kilometers west of the capital, Bujumbura. One official, Bujumbura province governor Jacques Minani, put the death toll at 36. It was not immediately clear who […]

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Gunmen Kill 20 in Burundi Bar Attack

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have opened fire in a bar in western Burundi, killing more than 20 people in the deadliest attack in the country this year. The attack happened late Sunday in Gatumba, about 15 kilometers west of the capital, Bujumbura. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack. Burundi has been relatively peaceful […]

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