Bella Lucia Nininahazwe

Mindset as one of challenges health sector in Burundi is faced with

The health sector faces a variety of challenges among which, Burundians’ mentality. Sahabo Christophe, Kira Hospital representative, says health should be a priority. “Most of Burundians do not value health until they are seriously sick”. He said that during the celebration of the third edition of Kira Medical Awareness Day on 16 February, 2018. This […] (...)

Towards AIDS free generation in Burundi?

“Reaching an AIDS Free Generation (RAFG) in Burundi” is a project launched this February 15, 2018 by the ministry of health in partnership with USA Embassy in Bujumbura. It will be implemented by Family Health Initiative 360. Clément Niyonsaba, Country Representative of Family Health Initiative, says the new project comes to complete other projects that […] (...)

CNARED condemns authorities’ attitude to oblige Burundians to register for upcoming elections

In a communiqué released this Wednesday February 14, the National Council for Arusha Agreement Respect and Rule of Law-CNARED, an opposition platform in exile, deplores Burundi authorities’ behaviour to force people to register for constitutional referendum and 2020 elections. Pancrace Cimpaye, Spokesperson for this platform says people have not positively responded to the appeal made […] (...)

National Electoral Commission satisfied with ongoing registration process

56% of predictable voters have already registered for the upcoming constitutional referendum and 2020 elections. This was said by the chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI in a press conference held this Tuesday 13 February. He says the commission is satisfied with the results of the ongoing registration. “Among 4,452,679 voters predicted by the […] (...)

Epileptic people in Burundi face serious problems, says APLE Representative

From ignorance to lack of medicine, epileptic people struggle to live in Burundi society. Jean Pierre Nshimirimana, the legal representative of the Center of Action Against Epilepsy – APLE, says most of Burundians ignore that epilepsy can be treated by modern doctors as the disease is often confused with demonic spirits. “Many epileptic patients consult […] (...)

Youth led associations to plant 6,000 trees in community service

23 youth led associations have, this Saturday 10 February, planted 6,000 grevillea trees on Sororezo hill in the northern part of Bujumbura city. They joined together in an initiative called “Dusharize Uburundi” in the same spirit of the environment protection. Jadot Nkurunziza, a young environmental activist and representative of these associations, says the youths are […] (...)

Twenty alleged Mayi-Mayi rebels handed over to Congolese authorities

According to reliable sources, nearly 20 rebels from Mai-Mai Yakutumba rebel group who were detained at the National intelligence Services were handed over to the authorities of the province of South Kivu this Thursday, February 8. The operation took place in the afternoon at Gatumba border post on the Burundian side. It was around 4:30PM, […] (...)

PARCEM calls for strong leadership

Burundi authorities have to strengthen leadership so as to promote economic growth of the country. “Six development indicators-strong leadership included- must be put together to make possible the economic growth of the country. Authorities have to strengthen leadership and encourage inclusiveness for the development of the country,” says Faustin Ndikumana, Chairman of PARCEM, a local […] (...)

Over 20 arrested for investigation after grenade attack at truck depot

At least 20 people have been arrested for investigations following an attack that took place at a truck depot in the North East of Bujumbura city this Tuesday 06 February, 2018 at around 8:20 p.m. “I was in this bar when I heard a strange sound .In few minutes, the police were here. They put […] (...)

When children become victims

The government of Burundi summoned polygamists to choose one woman. Children rights activists and a psychologist denounce a “policy” with unfortunate consequences for children. The decision was made in May 2017. In order to fight against gender-based violence, the Ministry of the Interior gave nine months to the concerned couples to legalize their marriages. Polygamists […] (...)
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