ACLED has released a new update of the recent unrest in Burundi. This ninth update covering the events from 26 April to 15 August 2015 can be found here. These real-time data draw primarily on crowd-sourced information available from 2015Burundi as well as from ACLED’s weekly real-time conflict data release.
Insecurity still continues in Burundi, notably in the capital, Bujumbura. Numerous clashes occurred at night, followed by police forces carrying out home searches during the day. The Jabe neighbourhood, for example, was closed for several days last week, and weapons, ammunitions and military dresses were found during searches; a few alleged rioters were also arrested. Police forces announced that they will conduct further home searches until the situation calms down.
Alongside those events, several dozens of youths were arrested while trying to seek shelter in Mwaro and Mugamba (in southern Burundi). Those localities are known to have strongly opposed President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third bid.
For more on Burundi local data coverage and analysis, see the prior posts on this topic.