Kamwe Kamwe - Inside Burundi’s Killing Machine: full documentary - BBC Africa Eye

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Former Burundian intelligence agents say that the country’s security services are running secret torture and detention sites to silence dissent. Using cutting edge reconstruction techniques BBC Africa Eye examines one house in particular, which was filmed in a video posted on social media in 2016. A red liquid, which looked like blood, was seen pouring from its gutter. We ask if Burundi’s repression of opponents has now gone underground? The government has always denied any human rights violations, and declined to comment for this report.

A BBC Africa Eye investigation - produced and directed by Charlotte Attwood and Maud Jullien.
Edited by Suzanne Vanhooymissen
Spatial reconstruction and Situated Testimony: Forensic Architecture
Motion Graphics: Tom Flannery

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Greed and power will destroy our african countries, it's so sad and heart breaking.

Author — Brenda Nyamichaba


the burundi leaders and government should be charged with human rights violations and war crimes and arrested and put in prison

Author — Cureall Mouthwash order on Amazon


I am Kenyan and surprisingly, Kamwe Kamwe also means one by one in my native Kikuyu language. So sad that this government is killing the very people it is supposed to protect.

Author — kamundia gideon


We need change in Africa. Why would an African oppress his kind?

Author — kennedy nzuki


we kill ourselves but we cant develop ourseleves

Author — auther ngwilima


This is horrific! Brutal beyond words.

Author — PoseidonXIII


Africa is its own enemy and has always been

Author — one time


When do we stop all these? Oh Africa my Africa and our Africa who have we wrong? who has done this to us? Vladimir Putin is right "When an African becomes rich, his bank accounts are in Switzerland. He travels to France for medical treatment. He invests in Germany. He buys from Dubai, He consumes Chinese. He prays in Rome, Israel, Mecca and Medina. His children study in Europe. He travels to USA, Canada and Europe for tourism. If he dies, he will be buried in his native country of Africa. Africa is just a cemetery for African. How can a cemetery be developed?" and Donald Trump "Africa is a shithole"

Author — Yahaya Josh Shagaya


This is so sad. Oh God how can humans become so brutal to those of their own in being

Author — MiG


African leaders are the clear definition of “ignorance” they always ignore history and the real power of the people and consequently fall the same way! Barbarism, autocracy & injustice have no space in democracy

Author — Ust. Athumani Abdulla


All the pan Africans are not saying anything, until the International Criminal Court decides to act on behalf of the victims, then we'll see them shouting colonialism. Meanwhile, there's nothing wrong with Nkurunziza killing his own citizens

Author — Hassan Mattia


These are the kind of people who need to be prosecuted in the ICC...These are crimes against humanity

Author — Kiprono Kenneth


That's blood for sure. These evil people will face Gods wrath

Author — Fix It


Why don't they just take some probes of that blood and analyze it ?

Author — Aram Zamzam


I think someone have to put those bloodthirsty lizards down...

Author — KAMOG


Why they didn't take samples from that red thing?



The reason why my country as well as other African countries are in this state and worst is because those that have the knowledge and power to change Africa are currently seated in their comfortable bed somwhere in a western country cowardly complaining about the state of Africa

Author — queen gahwekazi


So what good Burundians were expecting from that man full of genocide ideology.!they never learned a lesson from the Rwandan genocide....

Author — Fabrice ngabo


How was this never made main stream media?

Author — TLC Tales


Kamwe Kamwe (simillar to Kikuyu language with same meaning). Good investigation bbc thouugh shall not kill!

Author — Jeff ChuruMaina