Lorraine Josiane Manishatse


Mental patients in Burundi suffer lack of psychotropic drugs

“The lack of drugs to fight against mental disorders in Burundi pharmacies, their high cost and the poverty of the patients’ families are the major problems mental patients face in Burundi,” said Dr. Franck Minos Sokoroza, the head of the medical department at Kamenge Neuropsychiatric Center (CNPK) situated in the capital Bujumbura on the occasion […] (...)

Government condemns renewal of mandate of UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

“The Government of Burundi has learned with indignation the adoption of the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council at its 39th session held on September 28, 2018 renewing the mandate of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi while it was already rejected, “reads a statement released on October 8, 2018 by Prosper Ntahogwamiye, […] (...)

5th round of inter-Burundian dialogue postponed for week

Initially scheduled from 19 to 24 October at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania, the 5th round of Inter Burundian dialog will take place from 24 to 29 October, says Macocha Moshe Tembele, assistant to the facilitator in the inter-Burundian dialogue. He says the postponement is related to the commemoration of the 25th anniversary […] (...)

Boarding schools, luxury for students from low-income families

Kayanza High School has received fewer students attending boarding school than expected this school year. The increase in school fees has forced some parents to take their children to day-schools especially in communal high schools. “My parents are not able to pay school fees recently set for boarding schools for their three children. We had […] (...)

Gitega/Paving project: Waiting for Godot …

Announced in 2004, the paving project for streets in the Gitega urban center is slow to start. However, the population has already paid the requested contributions. Rango is one of Gitega neighborhoods, located on a steep hill of the city. It does not have drainage system. “During the rainy season, rainwater destroys the fences of […] (...)

Lydia Nsekera to stand as ANOCA president in upcoming elections

Lydia Nsekera, current chairperson of Burundi National Olympic Committee told journalists on 20 September that she will run for president of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA). “I will stand as president of the ANOCA in the upcoming elections scheduled for November 29 in Tokyo,” she says. According to her, following the […] (...)

Rainfall to be generally higher than normal, IGEBU forecasts

“Seasonal rainfall in September, October, November and December 2018 will be above normal climatic conditions in a larger part of Burundi,” said Augustin Ngenzirabona, Hydrometeorology and Agglomeration Director at the Geographical Institute of Burundi (IGEBU) on September 13. According to weather forecasts, the western, north-western and central parts of the country will have an above […] (...)

Rwasa’s supporters to create new party

The Burundian political opponent Agathon Rwasa held a meeting this September 12 with about his 500 supporters from different provinces of Burundi. They decided to create a new political party called National Liberty Front– (FNL) Amizero y’Abarundi. “We have met with our members to create a new political party FNL –Amizero y’Abarundi that we plan […] (...)

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi produced biased report, CNIDH says

“The UN commission of Inquiry on Burundi has published a false and tendentious report,” said Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the National Independent Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH) on 11 September. The report he rejects was published on September 5 by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. It reveals that human rights violations persist […] (...)

Green color of Lake Tanganyika waters is natural phenomenon, expert in hydrobiology says

Lake Tanganyika has a green color since the morning of September10. Some residents of Bujumbura say it is the first time they observe such a phenomenon. They fear that the lake has become polluted. “I’m afraid to touch the lake water since it has become green. I think that it is harmful to our health, […] (...)
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