Burundi has been sending troops and civilians into the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight Burundian opposition armed groups in a secret mission, says a human rights group.
The Burundi government has been sending its forces and members of the ruling civilian youth party in a clandestine mission to fight Burundian armed opposition groups in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a rights group said.
- Burundi secretly sent troops to DR Congo (The East African)
- Biravugwa ko FARDC n’Igisirikare cy’u Burundi bitegura kugaba ibitero simusiga ku Banyamulenge (Radiotv10)
In a report released on Wednesday, the Burundi Human Rights Initiative (BHRI) detailed how hundreds of military and Imbonerakure – members of the ruling party’s youth league – were sent since December 2021 to DRC to fight RED-Tabara, a Burundian armed opposition group.