Environment
' At Buterere wastewater treatment plant, all waste flows into the lake.

Tanganyika Lake: Dumping ground

06-26-2017 Household waste, wastewaters from factories, insecticides … everything ends up in Lake Tanganyika. An environmentalist denounces a kind of “Ingratitude”. At Ku mase side,in Ngagara area of Ntahangwa commune in the north of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, a channel transports foul and dark wastewaters to Lake Tanganyika. Some locals (...)
' Lake Tanganyika is increasingly polluted due to domestic and industrial waste from Bujumbura city

Lake Tanganyika pollution poses major risk for Bujumbura residents

06-17-2017 Environmental activists warn that Lake Tanganyika is increasingly polluted due to domestic and industrial waste from Bujumbura city and villages that is directly dumped into it without any treatment. Already, as one expert says, locals may be drinking unclean water. A. N a mother of four, lives on the (...)
' Illegal quarrying and stones extraction in rivers pose a threat to the environment

Human activities, threat to environment in Burundi

06-14-2017 “The growing population is the main cause of environment deterioration in Burundi”, says Samuel Ndayiragije, Director of Burundi Office for Environment Protection [OBPE], at the closure of the environment week on 14 June. He says Burundi has 11 million people who still occupy the same territory that three million (...)
' Some instruments which are not allowed to be used in fishing were burnt by the technical commission in charge of securing lake navigation

Fish protection is emergency in Burundi, says maritime authority

06-12-2017 On the occasion of the celebration of the week dedicated to protecting the environment, from 6 to 11 June, the technical commission in charge of securing lake navigation burned tools forbidden to use in fishing. On June 6, the technical commission in charge of securing lake navigation patrolled along (...)
' A hundred pigsties have been destroyed in southern Bujumbura

Complying with water code is must, Environment ministry says

05-09-2017 The local administration, in collaboration with the police, have destroyed a hundred pigsties along the bank of the Kanyosha River in the south of the Burundian capital Bujumbura. The Director General of Water and Sanitation say pig breeders have violated the Burundi water code. In the morning of May (...)
' “Jardin Public” is one of the very few green spaces which are protected in Bujumbura

Uncontrolled constructions threaten green spaces in Bujumbura

04-24-2017 Residents from different neighborhoods of the capital Bujumbura say green spaces, which are currently threatened by unregulated constructions, should be protected. They say that while the world celebrates the Earth Day on 22 April each year. “There are no sufficient spaces for games. Unplanned constructions are the main cause (...)
' Some of buildings concerned with the measure

Eviction by government to send dozens into the street

04-08-2017 Residents of Gasenyi area say the government sends them to live in the street because it evicts them from their homes without compensation. Residents in the area around the new presidential palace to be evacuated decry threat of forced eviction that ignores their rights to compensation. “We are not (...)
' Pupils did not attend classes due to floods that hit their classrooms.

Floods hit again Bujumbura northern areas

04-03-2017 The torrential rain that fell in the afternoon of 2 April claimed the life of one kid and caused a lot of damage. Floods have inundated houses and infrastructures in Kamenge northern neighborhood of the capital Bujumbura. The victims demand that the drainage channels be rehabilitated. Houses, schools, shops, (...)
' “The mango tree protected that home from being completely destroyed”, says Patrice Ndikumasabo.

Bujumbura residents survive fierce wind, but left with no shelter

03-23-2017 The affected residents, who say they are currently sheltered by their neighbours and families, ask for help to rebuild their homes. The fierce wind that gusted across the municipality of Bujumbura destroying homes yesterday night thankfully took no human life. The wind broke out at night when the majority (...)
' The capacity of the waste water treatment plant in Buterere area remains largely underutilized

Waste water, threat to Lake Tanganyika

03-22-2017 On the celebration of the World Water Day which takes place each 22 March, Burundi Ministry of Environment calls on local administrative officials and the population to be involved in the management of wastewater to avoid polluting Tanganyika Lake. Industrial activities such as the discharge of waste oils, various (...)