US imposes sanctions on three Burundian nationals

WASHINGTON – The United States Treasury said on Thursday it had imposed sanctions on two pro-government Burundian officials and a member of an armed opposition group for “engaging in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability” of the African country. A Treasury statement said sanctions were imposed on: – Marius Ngendabanka, a military commander under President Pierre Nkurunziza who is “one of several Nkurunziza regime officers alleged to be involved in ‘purification’ operations in Bujumbura against those opposed to the president’s third-term bid.” – Ignace Sibomana, who has been involved in operations to target those opposed to Nkurunziza. – Edouard Nshimirimana, a former senior army officer who leads the Force Republicaine du Burundi (FOREBU) rebel group.



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