Recent tensions, assasinations between CNDD-FDD and FNL give rise to fears. We should not forget 300.000 people were killed from 1996 to 2006.
At the same time, since december second four Burundian batallions are deployed in Somalia. A total of 3000 Burundian soldiers That makes a total of 9 batallions: 5 Ugandan and 4 Burundian.
In the meantime the journalist Jean-Claude Kavumbagu is still in Jail "on bogus charges".CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney and East Africa Consultant Tom Rhodes met with Kavumbagu, editor of the French-language news site Net Press, at Mpimba Prison in Bujumbura on Wednesday for more than an hour and Robert Mahoney called for his immediate release:
"The case against Jean-Claude Kavumbagu has been mishandled from day one," said Mahoney. "He has been charged with 'treason in time of war' but even the prosecutor has acknowledged in court that Burundi is not at war. He should be released immediately and this bogus indictment dropped."