Environment
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Cibitoke: Heavy gunshots in Nyungwe forest cause panic in Mugina and Mabayi

04-30-2019 The population of Mugina and Mabayi communes bordering Rwanda is gripped with fear. Heavy gunshots have been heard recently in Nyungwe forest. The authorities reassure them. Gunshots worry the inhabitants of Ngoma and Nyamihana hills of Rubona zone in Mugina commune and those of Ruhororo zone in Mabayi commune (...)
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Natural disasters threaten Bujumbura

04-24-2019 Many houses have already been destroyed and others are about to collapse in different parts of the economic capital of Burundi. An expert says there has been a poor land management. In Kinanira neighborhood of Muha urban commune, the road is about to be destroyed by a ravine which (...)
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Gazelle returned to original habitat

04-18-2019 The Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock returned on April 17 in the Rusizi Natural Park, a gazelle found on April 16 in Isare commune of Bujumbura province. “The gazelle was wandering in the neighborhoods of Isare. We thank the woman who, instead of slaughtering or selling it, (...)
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Floods threaten Buterere inhabitants

04-11-2019 Some inhabitants of Buterere neighborhood especially in Kinyankonge area say they are threatened by floods. They say they live in fear every time it rains because Kinyankonge river flows into their households and fields. Zainabu Baricako, a mother of four children, says whenever she goes to do her business, (...)
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10% of water sources dried up in Burundi

04-11-2019 Gaspard Ntakimazi, expert in hydrobiology says it is normal that water fountains get dry while others continue to dry up following climate changes. “We were not accustomed to water sources that dry up in the country but this used to happen in other countries throughout the world,” he says (...)
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Collapsing ravine continues causing damages in south of Bujumbura

03-29-2019 Part of a school commonly known as “Kwa Vyisi” and its fence has already collapsed. School activities have been suspended since the past three weeks. The ravine is located in Kinanira 2 area, in Musaga neighborhood of Muha commune, in the south of the capital Bujumbura. So far, it (...)
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Soil compaction causes destruction of houses in north of Bujumbura

03-27-2019 At least 20 houses have already been destroyed and others are about to collapse in Kuwinterekwa quarter in Gihosha zone of Ntahangwa commune in the northern part of Bujumbura since the past two months. Soil compaction is the cause. Destroyed houses, others half damaged, small and big ravines as (...)
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Lake Tanganyika should be protected, says environmentalist

03-22-2019 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 (...)
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Buterere: No access to dumping ground due to scattered waste around it

03-19-2019 Domestic waste risks overflowing into households in Mugarura quarter of Buterere zone in Ntahangwa urban commune in the north of Bujumbura capital. Trucks used to collect waste do not have access to the dumping ground. “The road to this place is now blocked”, says one of the employees of (...)
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Collapsed ravine destroys three houses in south of Bujumbura

03-15-2019 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 (...)
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