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' Minister of Health distributes food to the vulnerable on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day

“We do not hope to be cured as long as we starve”

03-25-2017 About 8,000 people had contracted tuberculosis in Burundi in 2016. More than 4,000 suffered from contagious tuberculosis, said the Minister of Health marking World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March. Hungry sufferers say that their tuberculosis cannot be cured as long as they have nothing to eat. (...)   0
Society
' The poorest households will receive BIF 20,000 per month

Burundi receives $40 million for poorest households

03-25-2017 The International Development Association (IDA) through the World Bank has provided additional funding of $40 million to Burundi. On 23 March, the Burundi National Assembly approved the distribution of the money transfer to the poorest households in the country. “Each household will receive an amount of (...)   0
Society
' The bicycle taxi parking at the market commonly called COTEBU

Bicycle taxi riders say license plate issue creates confusion

03-23-2017 Bicycle-taxi users in Bujumbura city say they are confused by people who call themselves members of Solidarity of Bicycle Taxi of Burundi [SOTAVEBU] and impose fines on bicycle taxi users without license plates. The Transport Minister had suspended the measure to purchase them. “Since last week, (...)   0
Environment
' “The mango tree protected that home from being completely destroyed”, says Patrice Ndikumasabo.

Bujumbura residents survive fierce wind, but left with no shelter

03-23-2017 The affected residents, who say they are currently sheltered by their neighbours and families, ask for help to rebuild their homes. The fierce wind that gusted across the municipality of Bujumbura destroying homes yesterday night thankfully took no human life. The wind broke out at night (...)   0
Economy
' Séverin Sindayikengera, Director of CNTA: “There is a need to work in synergy”.

Burundi food industry needs to be supported

03-23-2017 Development Action and Regional Integration-ADIR Burundi has organized this 23 March a meeting with all stakeholders in the development of the agro-business. The climate and trade aspects of food security in Burundi as well as the promotion of food industry were the main focus in the (...)   0
Environment
' The capacity of the waste water treatment plant in Buterere area remains largely underutilized

Waste water, threat to Lake Tanganyika

03-22-2017 On the celebration of the World Water Day which takes place each 22 March, Burundi Ministry of Environment calls on local administrative officials and the population to be involved in the management of wastewater to avoid polluting Tanganyika Lake. Industrial activities such as the discharge of (...)   0

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Our colleague Jean Bigirimana is missing since 247 days

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LeandreSikuyavuga, Chief Editor at Iwacu Press Group: “Iwacu filed a lawsuit against X, we are still waiting. We ask the authorities to redouble their efforts to shed light on what happened to our colleague”
Jean Bigirimana: No news about him seven months after his disappearance

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Those who doubt Nkurunziza’s legitimacy “are out of their minds” facilitator of dialogue says

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A poignant call by the spouse of the journalist Jean Bigirimana to the kidnappers

A poignant call by the spouse of the journalist Jean Bigirimana to the kidnappers

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The African Union at the Cause of the decline of Burundi Invitation to Kigali

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Economy

Burundi food industry needs to be supported

Séverin Sindayikengera, Director of CNTA: “There is a need to work in synergy”.
Development Action and Regional Integration-ADIR Burundi has organized this 23 March a meeting with all stakeholders in the development of the (...)
03-23-2017 |   0

Environment

Waste water, threat to Lake Tanganyika

The capacity of the waste water treatment plant in Buterere area remains largely underutilized
On the celebration of the World Water Day which takes place each 22 March, Burundi Ministry of Environment calls on local (...)
03-22-2017 |   0

Society

Gasenyi inhabitants forcibly evicted from their plots claim compensation

Gasenyi inhabitants forcibly evicted from their plots claim compensation
Burundi Government requires residents living within a 40-hectare area around the new President office under construction to leave the place before (...)
03-22-2017 |   0

Environment

Environment Ministry calls for effective protection of Burundian Forests

Rusizi National Park threatened by illegal fishing
While the world celebrates the International Day of Forests on 21 March of each year, bush fires, agricultural activities, anarchical constructions, (...)
03-21-2017 |   0

Politics

Conflicts within UPD Zigamibanga over leadership

Abdoul Kassim, new leader of UPD Zigamibanga; “The party’s national congress of 18 March 2017 was a consequence of the Supreme Court's decision following the results of the party congress held on 22 February 2015.”
The UPD Zigamibanga party organized a national congress to elect the new chairman, two years after the death of the leader (...)
03-21-2017 |   0

EAC integration

Burundi failed to give its contribution to 2016 EAC financial budget

EALA
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), deeply concerned by the poor financial situation of the East African Community, has passed a (...)
03-20-2017 |   0