A new update of the recent unrest in Burundi, covering events from 26 April to 26 September 2015 has been released by ACLED. This update 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.
While no conflict events were reported over the last week, the delayed reporting of conflict events from prior weeks confirms that levels of violence against civilians continue to be the most common pattern of violence in Burundi during the most recent weeks. The number of extra-judiciary killings has increased, especially in Bujumbura, where bodies with bound hands – suggesting possible torture – are regularly found.
The government announced last week that there would not be any negotiations with alleged partisans of the insurrection. Prior to that in mid-September, the government released a report denouncing the role of the opposition and the civil society in the May unrest. This is likely to maintain a climate of tensions.
For more on Burundi local data coverage and analysis, see ACLED’s prior posts on this topic.