Environment
' Some waste tried to be stolen by thieves  ©Iwacu

Waste of Bujumbura Central Market to be cleaned

09-29-2014 The burned remains of the Bujumbura Central Market are still there, almost two years after the fire. The bad smell poses a very serious health risk. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Urbanism plans to remove the waste to a proper place, although it is unclear when.-Diane Uwimana On (...)
' Ban Ki Moon

France pledges $1 billion for Green Climate Fund

09-25-2014 During the Climate Summit 2014 organized this Tuesday 23rd September, participants emphasised the importance of the Green Climate Fund. –By Diane Uwimana “We must meet the broader 100 billion dollar-a-year pledge made in Copenhagen”, Ban Ki-Moon said in his opening remarks. The Secretary General of the UN indicates that (...)
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Great Apes in Burundi

09-18-2014 Burundi is supported by Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) in protecting the great apes that are endangered worldwide and particularly in Burundi. This was confirmed at the GRASP Regional Meeting held in Bujumbura from 4 to 6 September 2014.-By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse The meeting gathered environmental and wildlife professionals (...)
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Integrated water resources management in need

09-12-2014 The Global Water Partnership East Africa (GWPEA) through its Water, Climate and Development Program, has organized a two day workshop for media from 25th to 26th August 2014 to reinforce knowledge and evaluate the place given to climate change issues in media.–Diane Uwimana “Few media are interested within the (...)
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Gatunguru: a watched pot never boils

09-10-2014 Since the catastrophic situation occurred in Gatunguru areas (in Kinama Commune) on 9th February 2014, nothing is done to restore the Gasenyi River. An expert alerts.-By Diane Uwimana Two of the three nozzles leading the Gasenyi River waters are blocked. At the time where the rainy season comes close, (...)
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A clean space, a protected environment

07-24-2014 In Bujumbura City Council and even all over the country, the salubrious situation in different areas leaves to desire. Everyone and especially the government should be concerned by this big issue.-By Yves Didier Irakoze “I’m very sensitive when I see someone throwing some waste dirty in an open area (...)
' A destroyed bridge along the road between Kinanira II and Kanyosha Commune  ©Iwacu

Kanyosha River, a danger for neighbouring houses

06-26-2014 The situation is getting bad to worse. Any house located near Kanyosha River is destroyed step by step. Inhabitants call for the Administration help.-By Diane Uwimana Among rivers travelling Bujumbura City Council, Kanyosha River is one of them where someone should move up stones and sand. Up the first (...)
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Four years without water in Rumonge market butchery

06-06-2014 Rumonge market has about 1300 traders. Among them 833 have their own places inside the market. Others are all around the market. Women selling fruit are gathered outside. In the market, it is hard to find a path very easily without squeezing oneself. However, everybody tries to make his/her (...)
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Journalists: a key to sensitize more people on biodiversity issues

05-30-2014 The majority of Burundians do not understand the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem. The Ministry in charge of environment eagerly needs journalists’ sensitization.-Diane Uwimana “The protected areas and their biodiversity are threatened in Burundi. The needs of growing food, fuel, firewoods, illegal occupation of areas, fast and illicit enrichment, (...)
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“ESCEP-Bât”: a collection system and water storage tank

05-14-2014 Due to high water price in Burundi, ESCEP-Bât constructs and sells water tanks from 1,000 litres to 4,000 litres, which consist of collecting and storing water in a tank.–By Diane Uwimana Gilbert Nkezabahizi, Chairperson of the Company ESCEP-Bât, notes that the company has the major objectives of improving the (...)