Bella Lucia Nininahazwe

Lake Tanganyika should be protected, says environmentalist

Experts call for measure to protect Lake Tanganyika which is the main source of clean water in Burundi. On the occasion of the celebration of the world Water Day this 22 March, Gaspard Ntakimazi, university lecturer and environmentalist, says the pipes used for the abstraction of drinking water from Lake Tanganyika were located at some […] (...)

Remains of man dug up in Ndava commune

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR, this March 20, dug up the remains of a man reportedly killed in 1993 in Mahonda area in Ndava commune of Mwaro province. Aloys Batungwanayo, CVR commissioner, says the remains of a man identified as Déo Nizigama was discovered during farming activities two months ago. “Local administration alerted CVR that […] (...)

Three Sahwanya Frodebu party members arrested in Makamba Commune

Three members of Frodebu party are in police custody since Tuesday 20 March 2019. They are accused of having beaten the Imbonerakure- youth affiliated to the ruling party-CNDD-FDD on Sunday 17 March 2019. The police say some youths affiliated to the ruling party have reported that three members of Frodebu party have ill-treated and beaten […] (...)

Two policemen shot dead in Mutimbuzi commune

Two policemen were killed and their guns robbed yesterday around 2 a.m. in Maramvya area, Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura province. Police say adding that investigations into the attack are underway. N.M, a young woman met in Maramvya area, says she heard the shooting while going out in the night. “I was coming back from outside […] (...)

Burundi to address e-waste management problem

Burundi hosts the 4th regional workshop on sustainable e-waste management in the east African region and East African Communications Organization Working Group- EACO WG 7 from this March 18. Donatien Manirampa, Director General of Burundi agency of telecommunication regulation-ARCT says Burundi collects over 30 thousand tons of e-waste every year. He says if it is […] (...)

Collapsed ravine destroys three houses in south of Bujumbura

A collapsed ravine has already caused the destruction of at least three houses leaving others threatened in Muha urban commune, in the south of the Burundian capital. The population asks for the government intervention. Pasteur Bizimana, owner of a house that has been destroyed, says the gully was noticed three months ago and gradually widened […] (...)

Batwa women faced with several problems

Discrimination, under-representation in decision-making bodies, lack of land and raw materials for pottery, are among the problems encountered by Batwa women in Burundi. Esperance Minani, a Mutwa from Mwaro, says in the past, a Mutwa woman lived on pottery. Today, it is no longer possible due to the lack of clay and land where she […] (...)

Six pupils jailed for defacing President’s photograph

Six pupils from Kamuri Basic School in Kirundo province have been imprisoned. They are accused of having defaced the photo of President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday 12 March 2019. When they were arrested, they were seven: one boy and six girls all from Kamuri basic school in Kirera area of Kirundo commune in Kirundo province […] (...)

CENI meets different actors for preparation of 2020 elections

The National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has , this 12 March 2019, met different actors to talk about the preparation of the 2020 elections.   Pierre Claver Kazihise, CENI chairman, says the electoral period is a crucial period on which the whole country depends and elections show how far a country has come to political maturity […] (...)

CNL party members call for end of persecution

After the official launch of the activities of CNL party, members call for the end of harassment and compliance with the law. Agathon Rwasa, president of CNL party, says his party is now in compliance with the law. “We cannot continue to work in fear. We will be protected by the law and will work […] (...)
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