Environment
' Pascal Barandagiye" As climate has changed, people have to change their mentality."

New measures to adapt to climate change in Burundi

02-03-2017 Burundi’s Home Affairs minister Pascal Barandagiye, on Thursday 2 February 2017, laid out new measures to adjust to climate change. “We were accustomed to the fact that the rainy season lasts for nine months each year, but now, it is no longer the case, which is why we have (...)
' Wetlands pose flood risk in Burundi, experts warn

Wetlands pose flood risk in Burundi, experts warn

02-03-2017 Ministry of Environment, Water and Urban Planning calls for wetlands protection program to counter twin threats of agriculture and urbanization. Burundi’s wetlands could cause widespread flooding if not better managed”, the Director General of water, Emmanuel Ndorimana says. Unplanned construction and agriculture pose a significant threat to the wetlands (...)
' Leonard O Akwany

Opinion / Enabling Healthy Nile Basin Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

02-02-2017 Natural hazards such as floods and drought have become more prevalent in the Nile River Basin – as a result of climate and weather changes – resulting in massive disasters which drain communities economically, physically and environmentally. Wetlands are naturally productive ecosystems which are capable of managing the risk (...)
' The waste storage in Kamenge 14th avenue

Kamenge residents complain about waste storage near their houses

01-10-2017 Some Kamenge inhabitants of the 5th and 14th avenues complain that the associations in charge of hygiene and sanitation in Ntahangwa commune have chosen to store wastes from different homes of the quarter, in front of their houses. “We, residents of this place, have a serious problem. It’s very (...)
' The construction of  buildings such as this violates article 5 of the Water Code in Burundi that forbids  building up to 150 metres from the Tanganyika shoreline.

Corruption threatens biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika

01-02-2017 The water of Lake Tanganyika is becoming increasingly polluted partly due to the classic cause: human activity. Authorities in the Ministry in charge of environment say building in protected areas, especially on the lakeside of Bujumbura city, and raw sewage dumped at the lake have polluted its water. Fish (...)
' The Street leading to Mugoboka area from 28th November Boulevard threatened by The River Ntahangwa.

Ntahangwa River threatens nearby residents in rainy season

12-06-2016 Seven families in Mugoboka locality of South Mutanga and another one in Kigobe area of GIHOSHA zone ,all from Bujumbura, have already left their homes in fear of their lives as Ntahangwa River rises with the rains. The river has destroyed houses and two streets near the river, one (...)
' Burundi expects good results from COP22

Burundi expects good results from COP22

11-10-2016 Several African ministers in charge of water are taking part in the 22nd Conference of Parties-COP22 organized in Morocco (7-18 November). Water issues are at the top of the COP22 agenda. Burundi has submitted five projects to be supported. Eric Nkurunziza, activist in environment and lecturer of environment law (...)
' Jadot Nkurunziza working alongside volunteers in a nursery in Nyakabiga, Bujumbura

Environment group to distribute young trees for free

11-01-2016 The environment association “Ça Nous Concerne Tous” intends to distribute young trees to residents of Bujumbura town and its overhanging hills from 22 December this year. “The only requirement to get the trees is to be a lover of the protection of the environment”, says Jadot Nkurunziza, the president (...)
' Many farmers in rural Bujumbura rely on bare and eroded hills

Burundian farmers coping with climate change thanks to FAO

10-20-2016 The Food and Agriculture Organisation leads Burundian farmers into adopting farming techniques that help them to cope with climate change. “Climate has significantly changed over the past years and this negatively affects farming”, says Vénérand Nyandwi, 62, a farmer and father of 10. “Normally we sow our fields of (...)
' Comifac

COMIFAC: Burundi assumes Presidency and the challenges that entails

01-21-2015 On Friday 16th January 2015, Burundi became head of COMIFAC (Central African Forests Commission). Burundi faces many challenges in its new role. – By Diane Uwimana After 18 years of membership of the organization, this will be the first time will Burundi lead COMIFAC. The Minister of Agriculture and (...)