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Update on Situation in Burundi


Our Ref: JMT/BJM4/15

Re: Burundi Update.

We extend our heartiest felicitations to you all on the auspicious occasion of the Birth Anniversaries of our 3rd and 4th Holy Imam (a.s.) and Hazrat Abbas (a.s.) – Khushali Mubarak.

We wish to inform the Community on the current situation in Burundi.

The Secretariat has been in constant contact with the Bujumbura Jamaat officials for the past few weeks and has been monitoring the situation there on daily basis.

Lately, the situation in Burundi and Bujumbura particularly has become increasingly tense and unpredictable.  The Secretariat in collaboration with the Jamaat Office Bearers have provided assistance to our community members to move temporarily from there.

Arrangements were made to move the families to Kigali from where most of them travelled to Dar-es-Salaam and Nairobi to join members of their families residing in these cities.

Alhaj Mohsin Lalji has been appointed to lead and coordinate the exercise on behalf of the Africa Federation and Alhaj Mohamedabbas Jaffer Hon. Secretary of Bujumbura Jamaat is the contact person in Bujumbura.

We request our community members to pray for the safety and wellbeing of the people of Burundi and for peace to be restored in the country.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary