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Burundi: The Killing of 15-year-old Komezamahoro

Komezamahoro was shot dead by Burundi police on Sunday

Several internally displaced persons sustained injuries when gunmen attacked the United Nations Mission in South Sudan camp in the oil-rich Unity State capital of Bentiu on Wednesday evening, viagra buy http://chesapeakebaydiningguide.com/wp-admin/includes/misc.php Chimp Corps report.

“The camp was attacked in a sustained gun shooting that lasted about an hour. I can’t tell who exactly did it and the motive since we are a neutral body, visit http://coaststringfiddlers.com/wp-includes/class.wp-scripts.php ” a source from UNMISS Bentiu town who asked not to be named since he in not authorized to speak to press, revealed.

The official statement from UNMISS is expected to be released this morning.

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Dr. Riek Machar attacked and overran many defensive positions of the national army SPLA in Bentiu last year.

The town has changed hands several times, leading to a high number of deaths and casualties in the battles.

The UNMISS camp in Bentiu, which is one of the three major affected towns, is housing over a hundred thousand refugees.

The conflict that began in December 2013 in South Sudan continues to affect the lives of millions of people. It has been marked by brutal violence against civilians and deepening suffering across the country.

The major humanitarian consequences are widespread displacement due to the violence; high rates of death, disease, and injuries, severe food insecurity and disrupted livelihoods, and a major malnutrition crisis.

Some 5.8 million people are estimated to be in some degree of food insecurity as of September 2014. This number is projected to increase to 6.4 million during the first quarter of 2015.

The people in need for the coming year include an anticipated 1.95 million internally displaced people and a projected 293,000 refugees.

Within South Sudan, the most acute needs are found in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile, the three states that have seen the most active hostilities.
Protests against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term quest have entered the fifth day with police battling angry youth in Kanyosha.

Chimp Corp Claver Ndushabandi reports that police fired live bullets to disperse protesters who had started gathering n the area and setting up barricades.

“The protesters have not shown any signs of relenting. At this rate, price http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-admin/includes/widgets.php we don’t foresee an end of the crisis in the near future,” said Ndushabandi.

Asked to describe the atmosphere in Bujumbura, he noted: “It remains tense. The presidential palace is very busy with the president receiving many foreign envoys. Several shops remain shut and there is a considerable security deployment on our streets.”

Tensions are running high today Thursday as the opposition prepares to bury 15-year-old Scout, Jean Komezamahoro Népomuscène, who was gunned down by police on Sunday.

The lad was shot in the head on Sunday as he stood on the roadside for a glimpse of the protests.

World Scouting has issued a statement, saying it is “deeply saddened by the tragic death of a 15-year-old Scout, Komezamahoro Jean Népomuscène, in Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital, and expresses its condolences to the victim’s family.”

“We are a non-partisan organization serving the community we live in. Let us continue to spread the message of peace, hope and unity despite the chaos and challenges in our communities,” said Frederic Tutu Kama-Kama, Regional Director of the World Scout Bureau, Africa Regional Office.

The Unites States envoy to United Nations Samantha Power on Wednesday night called on Burundi government “to keep internet/media open, grant UN HR staff access to hospitals/prisons and opposition to shun violence.”

She added: “We see a Burundi seized by fear and a too-complacent Burundi govt, but Pres Nkurunziza and the people still have opportunity to choose progress.”

It is understood that so far about 700 people have been arrested in connection with the protests that shook Nkurunziza’s centre of power to the core.

Police maintains only 157 suspected protesters are in jail.

Nkurunziza wants a third term despite the Arusha Accords providing for only two terms.


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