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Grenade attack kills three members of Burundi ruling party

An unidentified man threw a grenade into a house in Burundi’s capital late on Wednesday, killing three people believed to be members of the ruling party’s youth wing. At least 700 people have been killed in violent clashes between supporters and opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza since April 2015 when he said he would run for a third term in office. He was re-elected in July 2015 in a vote largely boycotted by the opposition. “(Wednesday’s) attack claimed the lives of three young men. Three others were injured, including a…

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When silence serves violence best in Rwanda

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW Rwanda’s political opposition is once again under attack. On January 3, 2012 reports out of Kigali stated that another grenade attack occured in a local market.  With Grenades, unjustified arrests of opposition leaders, attempted assignations in other countries the oppositional parties to the ruling regime in Rwanda face an uphill battle in striving for peace and reconciliation. On , 02 January 2012, The political party FDU-INKINGI published the following press release regarding the arrest of one of their key leaders: Kigali: Last night, a platoon of…

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