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Check with your appropriate security office. There are security concerns, though I'm more concerned about getting hit by a tuk-tuk while driving to work. - Nov 12, 2017
Wrong place, wrong time kind of threats. Americans are not specifically targeted. - Aug 20, 2015
Many, but not at all bad during daylight in cities. It's more a problem while traveling between cities or at night. Burundi is just getting out of a 13 year civil war. There are many small arms, light weapons out among the people. A rise in armed theft is expected, especially up-country, as economic problems continue to lead people to seek other "options" of making some income. - Aug 8, 2009
There’s political instability and rebel groups are becoming active ahead of 2010 elections. You sometimes hear gunshots or grenade attacks from the “bad” parts of town. There are often roadblocks in the mountains outside the city. - Oct 30, 2008