Burundi: armed revolt grows

Des forces de sécurité burundaises gardent des cadavres à Bujumbura, le 4 octobre.

Burundian Security forces kept the bodies in Bujumbura, October 4 Photo credit:. Yvan Rukundo / Anadolu Agency

The regime of Pierre Nkurunziza power elites to flee as fighting became more deadly.

In Nairobi

In October, at least 70 people found died in clashes between security forces and “bandits”. A euphemism that the current government willingly employs to denigrate the importance of an armed protest movement that has grown in recent weeks seems to be getting better organized and has the capabilities to strike at the heart of power. After the assassination of the right arm of Pierre Nkurunziza, General Adolphe Nshimirimana, Chief of Staff, Prime Niyongabo, narrowly escaped death in an attack in September.

Since three weeks attacks against police stations and positions of the Burundian army have multiplied. Fifty men battled the army in the province of Mwanro Monday, while a “gang” was fighting in the streets of the capital suddenly rocket launchers …

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