Environment
' Plastic bags and bottles at “Kumase” near Lake Tanganyika

Environmentalist calls for use of biodegradable materials to safeguard environment

07-04-2018 While the world celebrates the Plastic Bag Free Day every July 03 to raise the awareness of the impact non-biodegradable plastic bags and bottles have on the environment, plastic materials are still seen everywhere in Bujumbura town. In the western part of Bujumbura at the place commonly known as (...)
' Handshake between the Environment Minister (left) and the FAO representative after signing a partnership agreement.

FAO offers support for preservation of protected areas in Burundi

06-21-2018 The Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock has signed on June 20 a partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for a project to ensure environment protection which will last 2 years and cost US $ 300,000. Déo-Guide Rurema, Minister of the Environment, Agriculture and (...)
' A house hit by floods in Kiyange area,-Buterere zone

Over 2500 people left homeless due to flood in Buterere zone

05-01-2018 More than 2500 people from Kiyange area, Buterere zone, Ntahangwa commune in Bujumbura were left homeless because of devastating flood which has hit the area since 28 April. The population asks for assistance. “Life has become impossible in this capital. We do not know where to go for help. (...)
' Residents of Carama trying to remove water and mud from their houses.

Over 32 houses destroyed and 6 others flooded in Carama

04-24-2018 People from Carama quarter in the northern part of the capital Bujumbura feel total despair after a night of torrential rain and flooding that caused a lot of damage on Sunday April 22. “At around 4 a.m in the night, I heard my children screaming. I rushed to their (...)
' The houses destroyed in Muyange area following the torrential rain

Over 250 houses destroyed in Gatumba following torrential rain

04-17-2018 More than 250 families in Gatumba zone of Mutimbuzi commune in western Bujumbura are homeless. Their houses were destroyed following the heavy rain that has fallen since 10 April. The large part of Gatumba area is flooded. The locals no longer go about their daily activities because for some, (...)
' Gilbert Midende, Director General of Rainbow Mining Burundi “We reached our goal at 25%."

325 tons of rare earth concentrates exported in six months

04-10-2018 Rainbow Mining Burundi (RMB) has reached 25% of its objectives in 6 months of operation. According to the Director General of RMB, the fact of transferring the payment of exported products to the account of Burundi Central Bank and the lack of experienced personnel are the major challenges that (...)
' A hippopotamus grazing across Lake Tanganyika

Over 15 hippopotamuses killed within two years in Burundi

03-28-2018 The Burundian Office for the Protection of the Environment reveals that more than 15 hippopotamuses have been killed over the last two years. Environmental activities require compliance with the Water Code to protect this endangered species. “We currently observe hippos wandering in various neighborhoods of Bujumbura like Kibenga, Kinindo, (...)
' Desiré Nsengiyumva, Director of Water at REGIDESO “We are very much concerned by the fact that after analyzing the extracted raw water, we find that it is polluted”

World Water Day: Pollution of Lake Tanganyika worries REGIDESO

03-23-2018 “We draw water at 3.5 km from the edge of Lake Tanganyika and at 25 meters deep. We are very much concerned by the fact that after analyzing the extracted raw water, we find that it is polluted, “said Desiré Nsengiyumva, Director of Water at the Burundian company in (...)
' Augustin Ngenzirabona: “The seasonal rainfall for the next three months will be normal throughout the country

IGEBU says MAM weather forecast will be good

02-23-2018 Burundi Geographical Institute – IGEBU indicates that the weather forecast for March-April-May (MAM) 2018 is promising. It says a large part of the country is likely to have, in general, normal precipitation that will be mainly characterized by the evolution of the global temperature of the sea surface. Augustin (...)
' Youth from different associations planting trees on Sororezo hill

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

02-12-2018 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 (...)
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