SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
The summit of the heads of state of
the six-member East African Community (EAC)
scheduled to start on Friday in Tanzania’s tourist
city of Arusha was postponed in the last minute due
to a lack of quorum.
Museveni of Uganda, the chairman of the summit,
announced the postponement of the summit to Dec. 27
after the absence of the representatives from
President Museveni announced the postponement of
the summit after consultations with Tanzanian
President John Magufuli and President Uhuru Kenyatta
of Kenya, said a statement from Tanzania’s
Directorate of Presidential Communication in the
commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
Burundi is reported to have requested for the
postponement of the summit due to its domestic
issues, including matters pertaining to preparation
of the new constitution and preparation for the 2020
arrest warrants for former President Pierre
(Xinhua) -- Burundi
Attorney General Sylvestre Nyandwi on Friday evening
announced the issuance of 17 international arrest
warrants, including that of former Burundi President
Pierre Buyoya, for suspicion of involving in
assassinating Burundi’s first Hutu President
"As the 17 persons are not on the Burundian
territory, we have launched international arrest
warrants so that countries hosting them can arrest
them and extradite them to Burundi in order to
explain their suspected role in the assassination of
President Melchior Ndadaye," Nyandwi said at a press
briefing in Burundian capital Bujumbura.
Nyandwi called on political leaders to abstain
from interfering in the ongoing process of
investigations by avoiding ambiguous speeches and
rather cooperate with the prosecution.
Besides the former Tutsi president who was in
office from 1987 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2003, the
wanted include ministers in his presidential terms
and retired senior army officers.
Buyoya has been High Representative of the
African Union (AU) for Mali and the Sahel since Oct.
2012, and is staying in Mali.
Four retired senior army officers were arrested
last Saturday in Bujumbura for allegedly being among
masterminds in the killing of Ndadaye.
Ndadaye was killed on Oct. 21, 1993, just 102
days after he was sworn in as president.
Despite the adoption of a ethnic unity charter on
Feb. 5, 1991, when the country’s three main ethnic
groups—Hutu, Tutsi and Twa—accepted to live in
harmony and avoid confrontations, one of the biggest
crises broke out with the assassination of Ndadaye,
which sparked inter-ethnic violence with at least
police gun down six suspected bandits
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania
Tanzanian police on Thursday killed
six suspected bandits who were on an attempt to rob
a wealthy businessman.
Lazaro Mambosasa, the Dar es Salaam Special Zone
Police Commander, said the suspected bandits were
armed with an AK47 military firearm and 11 rounds of
"One of the dead bodies had an identification
card showing he was working in Burundi," Mambosasa
told a news conference in the commercial capital Dar
He said police rounded and attacked the suspects
at between 3.30 a.m. and 4 a.m. local time at Ubungo
area where the businessman was traveling to Morogoro
with a huge amount of money.
"We cannot release the name of the businessman
for security reasons," said the police officer.
Mambosasa said preliminary investigations showed
that the suspects had previously stolen huge amounts
of money in Dar es Salaam and Geita regions.
On Nov. 16, police killed seven suspected armed
robbers in Mwanza city on the southern shores of
Jonathan Shanna, Mwanza regional police
commander, said the gangsters were killed and one
police officer injured during a fierce exchange of
fire at Kishiri ward in Nyamagana district.
Shanna added that the police also seized two
firearms and 77 rounds of ammunition used by the
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