Bella Lucia Nininahazwe

Anti-Corruption Court pronounces sentence about case of misappropriation at REGIDESO

Ten years in jail and a BIF 50,000 fine and 5 years in jail and a BIF 25,000 fine are sentences that the Anti-Corruption Court has given to Arcade Misago and Onesphore Nkunzimana respectively this June 22. Arcade Misago, in charge of the Southern Region at the company in charge of supplying water and electricity […] (...)

World Bank to support government project to boost Burundian economy

USD 50 million is the amount that the World Bank has given to Burundi government to support the “Local Development Project for Employment-PDLE”. This money will be used in different sectors of the country’s life to boost its economy. Nestor Koffi, Country Manager for the World Bank Group in Burundi, says this project will help […] (...)

Refugees from Kavumu camp call for increase of food assistance

During the celebration of the World Refugee Day in Kavumu Refugee camp in Cankuzo province this June 2018, refugees have called on humanitarians to increase their food assistance saying it is not sufficient. “It is difficult to live with less than four kg of beans and 10 kg of corn flour per month. Refugees are […] (...)

“Over 1000 Burundians arrive from Tanzania Refugee Camps per week” says UNHCR

In a voluntary repatriation process organized by UNHCR in partnership with Burundi and Tanzania, more than 32 thousand Burundians from Tanzanian refugee camps have already come back to the country since April 2018. This was said in a press conference given by Gogo Hukportie, UNHCR representative in Burundi this Tuesday June 19, 2018. Hukportie says […] (...)

Former Burundi presidents no longer Senators for life

In a plenary session that has taken place this 18 June, Burundi Senate has adjusted its bylaw to the new Constitution promulgated on 7 June 2018. Among the revised points, the article specifying that former presidents become senators for life was removed. “As you have seen, there were no places reserved for former presidents in […] (...)

200 thousand children to be registered in Burundi

At least 200,000 children including the repatriated, displaced and vulnerable are expected to be registered in a campaign launched by the Government of Burundi in partnership with UNICEF this June 13, 2018. Jean Bosco Maneno, Director General of Territory Administration at the Ministry of Interior, has said the campaign has been launched so as to […] (...)

Victims of Burundi crises suffer painful past,study reveals

In a study conducted by the American Services Committee in partnership with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR, victims of the tragic past testify that the latter affects their daily lives. Aloys Batungwanayo, a consultant who carried out the study, has said the past affects people in different ways. “There are some who have suffered the […] (...)

Burundi: Children engage in child labor due to poverty and ignorance

Children in Burundi are involved in different forms of child labor. The testimonies of some of them and the reaction of a researcher who has conducted a study on child labor highlight a level of poverty and ignorance as the main causes of child labor in the country. It is 10 AM, at Bujumbura city […] (...)

Burundi University commemorates 23rd anniversary of students’ killing

Different authorities present during the 23rd commemoration of students’ killings that occurred at the University of Burundi in the night of 11 to 12 June 1995 demand that the truth about the past be revealed for a better future. A mass in honor of the murdered students opened the ceremonies and was followed by speeches […] (...)

Fall armyworm invasion in Burundi to be contained

The invasion of the fall armyworm also known as spodoptera frugiperda was first reported in Burundi in February 2016 in Cibitoke province. This species attacks cereals such as maize, sorghum and beans that are widely consumed in Burundi. The ministry of agriculture intends to hold a sensitization campaign on strategies to combat this invasive species. […] (...)
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