November 27, 2020

Burundi: Embargo on agricultural products export to Rwanda

The second Burundian deputy president Joseph Butore announced a prohibition of exporting agriculture troducts towards Rwanda, a neighbouring country accused of refugees military recruitment.

Butore affirmed on saturaday 30 July 2016 addressing local medias that the country has suspended exchange of community works  at Rugombo market in Cibitooke Province as reports.

He said there would be a deep concerning includes police attention and administration to implement the law, and anyone against this will meet the problems.

“We can’t give what we have cultivated to Rwanda when it is fighting against us. It is necessary to sell what you have cultivated to other provinces of the country”, Butore addressed citizens gathered at the market.

The law also convict traders who simplify  products exchange between Burundi and Rwanda.

Burundi has suffered long political crises since president Pierre Nkurunziza announced his third term bid he won in July.

This Saturday, Hundreds of people rally outside French embassy to protest Security Council decision to send up to 228 police officers to Burundi as well as Rwandan embassy, accusing the neighbouring country of training Burundi rebels.

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Théogène U

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