Environment
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Bujumbura: Muha bridge on the verge of collapsing

01-25-2019 The bridge linking Mukaza commune to that of Muha in the Burundian capital at National Road 3 is about to collapse. The situation was worsened by the heavy rain that fell on 18 January. The installations of the company in charge of supplying water and electricity are not protected. (...)
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Over forty homeless families in Buterere

01-22-2019 Forty seven families made of 471 people from Mugaruro area, Buterere zone in Ntahangwa commune, in the north of the capital Bujumbura are now gathered at the former offices of Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura province. They left their destroyed houses due to the heavy rain that fell last week (...)
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Cibitoke: Rugogo bridge to collapse

01-05-2019 Rugogo bridge linking Mabayi to Bukinanyana commune in Cibitoke province is about to collapse at any moment. Administration officials reassure the local residents from both localities. Located at 118 km from the capital Bujumbura, Rugogo bridge connecting Mabayi commune to that of Bukinanyana can completely collapse at any moment. (...)
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Piles of rubbish in Ngozi town threaten population

12-19-2018 Household wastes are deposited in different areas of Ngozi town. The population fears for its health and requests the establishment of a landfill site, away from the areas where they live. A few meters from the private University of Ngozi in the neighborhood of Rubuye in the city of (...)
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Over ten houses destroyed following heavy rains in Ruziba

12-12-2018 Rain clouds looming on the horizon causes panic among the inhabitants of Kirungwe. The rains that have fallen since Sunday, December 9, in locality of Ruziba I neighborhood, Kanyosha zone south of the capital Bujumbura, traumatize them. Thirteen homes were completely destroyed, several others flooded are about to collapse. (...)
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Construction material extractors and sellers in distress

11-08-2018 In the warm sun, sand, stones and gravel extractors sit along the Ntahangwa River, in north of the capital Bujumbura. They seem to be desperate. They have not been working for a month. “Our families live in extremely difficult conditions since the government suspended the activities of extracting construction (...)
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“Musée Vivant” on the verge of disappearing

09-27-2018 Created to be an excellent display of the artistic, cultural and animal beauty of Burundi in the capital, “Musée Vivant”, a tourist site, is in danger of disappearing if nothing is done. At the entrance of this tourist site almost in the heart of the capital, craftsmen of all (...)
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Green color of Lake Tanganyika waters is natural phenomenon, expert in hydrobiology says

09-11-2018 Lake Tanganyika has a green color since the morning of September10. Some residents of Bujumbura say it is the first time they observe such a phenomenon. They fear that the lake has become polluted. “I’m afraid to touch the lake water since it has become green. I think that (...)
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Uncontrolled constructions around Buterer wastewater management center to be destroyed?

09-11-2018 The Environment, Interior, Public Security and Public Works ministers conducted a joint visit this September 10, 2018 to see the construction around the Buterere wastewater treatment center. The population around fear the possible destruction of their houses. Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Environment says the government has set up (...)
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Burundi Association of Consumers denounces ” speculation ” on price of plastic bags

08-22-2018 Two weeks after Burundi president signed a decree banning the import, marketing, manufacture and use of plastic bags, their price has considerably increased. Depending on the type of plastic bags, prices have more than doubled. “This rise is related to the shortage of bags at the points of sale (...)
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