Burundi’s ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund 2020’s election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote.
Gunmen wearing police and army uniforms killed three people and injured three others at a bar in a heavily guarded neighborhood of Burundi’s biggest city Bujumbura late on Friday, police and residents said.
Burundi agreed on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters.
Burundi is at risk of a new wave of atrocities as it approaches a 2020 election with an unresolved political crisis and a president who is increasingly portrayed as a “divine” ruler, UN investigators said in a report on Wednesday.
Cape Town is one of the South Africa’s fastest growing cities with tens of thousands of people moving to the region annually in search of opportunities.