Bella Lucia Nininahazwe

CHUK administration prevents strike staged by SNTS and SYNAPA unions

The nursing staff unions SNTS and SYNAPA at Kamenge University Medical Center (CHUK) were to begin a strike this October 17, 2018. The hospital administration prevents this strike by means of police and threats. At 9 a.m. this Wednesday, small groups of nurses could be seen inside the hospital. There were also groups of police […] (...)

GBV, clandestine killer

Minors are raped, women beaten and expelled or deprived of their rights. These are some of cases of gender-based violence reported in Gitega, in the center of the country. These GBV affect the lives of many people as the victims testify. N.A is a 13 year-old girl. Together with her mother and two brothers, she […] (...)

Controversy over agenda for 5th round of inter Burundian Dialogue

Burundian politician’s ideas on the agenda of the 5th round of the inter-Burundian dialogue diverge. “Our interest in participating in the 5th round of the inter-Burundian dialogue will depend on the strict respect of the agenda, namely the roadmap for the 2020 elections,” reads a correspondence that 11 political parties of the Extra-Parliamentary Opposition addressed […] (...)

Security Ministry committed to improving security, says minister

While presenting the 3rd term achievements of 2018, the Minister of Public Security says there has been an improvement in the fight against criminality in Burundi but says there is still a long way to go. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security says the security situation is generally good throughout the country but reports […] (...)

Independent MP calls on government to free illegally detained prisoners

The independent MP Fabien Baciryanino calls on the Ministry of Justice to free acquitted prisoners. Fabien Baciryanino says there are three categories of acquitted prisoners who are still detained. “There are those who have been judged innocent by courts, those who have served their sentences and those who have received a presidential pardon but they […] (...)

Girls need extensive knowledge to avoid pregnancies in schools

There is a need of extensive knowledge for girls to avoid school dropouts due to unwanted pregnancies. This has been said by APFB representative while celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child this October 11, 2018. Marie Lazia Karire, coordinator of the project “Menya umenyeshe” in the association for the promotion of the Burundian […] (...)

Amepci and AC Genocide Cirimoso call on CVR to identify all mass graves

After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission –CVR announced that it will soon proceed with a decent burial of human remains dug up from mass graves; associations engaged in fighting crimes against humanities call on CVR to identify all mass graves throughout the country. Aloys Batungwanayo, Chairman of the Association for the Memory and Protection of […] (...)

CVR to bury human remains dug up from mass graves

From this October, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission –CVR will proceed with a decent burial of human remains dug up from mass graves scattered throughout the country. Clément Noah Ninziza, Vice President of CVR said it in a press conference he held this Thursday October 04. He says this work will begin with the burial […] (...)

Deadline for 2018-2019 Coffee Campaign payment fixed in 2 weeks

Emmanuel Niyungeko, Director General of the regulatory authority of the coffee sector –ARFIC, says a meeting chaired by the Minister of Agriculture with institutions operating in coffee sector, private banks and the central bank was held to find a solution to the problem of delay in the payment of coffee growers. He adds that serious […] (...)

Foreign NGOs required to present four documents to resume activities

The Ministry of the Interior has held a meeting with foreign NGOs in order to give some clarifications on the decision suspending them for three months, which was taken by the National Security Council. Four documents are required for those NGOs to start operating again, he says. Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of the Interior says foreign […] (...)
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