February 23, 2016: At least a dozen people were injured in overnight grenade attacks that rocked Burundi’s capital as the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon visited the country. According to security officer 10 grenade blasts were heard in explosions that saw 2 soldiers amongst other citizens injured.
Ban Ki Moon arrived in Bujumbura on February 22 afternoon with the sole aim from brining new incentive to the stalled conflict resolution that has rocked the country for over 10 months and claimed hundreds of lives and hundreds of thousands other displaced.
Ban Ki Moon is expected to hold talks with President Nkurunziza, political leaders and civil society representatives. He is expected to travel to DRC and later to South Africa.
The attacks have increased in the past weeks with the people responsible not identified as the blames alternates between the rebels, opposition and the security forces.
Burundi is trying to fruitlessly find a middle ground to end the conflict that was triggered by the current president Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office a move that was termed as violating the constitution and the Arusha Accord that put an end to decades of civil war.