Head of independent news agency reportedly detained

Dieudonne Ntakarahera, director of the independent news agency Azania, was reportedly arrested on Friday and detained at the BSR (Bureau Special de Recherche) responsible for national security, the Italian-based Missionary Service News Agency reported on Monday, citing the Burundian Net Press agency. Ntakarahera was allegedly arrested for allowing an opponent of the government’s to severely criticise President Pierre Buyoya’s proposed political agenda.