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Row in Burundi over Muslim morning prayer call

Muslim leaders in Burundi have disowned a cleric's criticism against the interior minister after he asked that Sheikhs keep the morning call down so as not to disrupt the public. Interior Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca had asked religious leaders to stop holding noisy night prayers and asked Muslim clerics to keep down the morning Adhan - call for prayer. The minister made the request during a meeting...

Burundian army official killed in ambush

At least eight people including a Burundian army official were killed on Sunday night along the Bujumbura-Gitega road around Muramvya area. Local media outlets are reporting it as an ambush while police say it was a robbery incident. Eyewitnesses say nothing was stolen from the victims. Col Onesphore Nizigiyimana who had served with the United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and a central bank employee were...

Burundi wants to release thousands of inmates to ease overcrowding

Burundi is set to release thousands of inmates to ease overcrowding in the east African nation’s prisons. Some 5,255 prisoners or roughly 40 percent of the prison population will be set free, according to a decree seen by the Agency France-Press. President Evariste Ndayishimiye reportedly said the clemency was a necessary step to reduce overcrowding and improve conditions. The AFP says inmates serving up to five years qualify for the presidential pardon, with the...

Pilot who has been flying Kenyans for 8 years with fake B+ KCSE certificate arrested

KENYA - A pilot has been charged with forging a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate. Ahmad Nassir Dirie Olow was charged with making a false KCSE certificate for the 2007 national exam purporting it to be from the Kenya National Examination Council. According to the police report, Olow presented the false document to Lt. Col. Amin Ali, the head of training at Ninety Nines Flying...

Burundi’s Former President Dies

Former President of Burundi Pierre Buyoya has died aged 71, his cousin and a diplomatic source have confirmed to the BBC. The family source said he died in Paris on Thursday due to Covid-19 complications. The retired army major had two spells in power for a total of 13 years after overthrowing his predecessors. In October, he was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment by a Burundi...

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