Society
' The heavy rain mixed with hailstone destroyed houses and fields

Torrential rain destroys seven houses and damages several crops in Cankuzo province

01-10-2018 The heavy rain, that poured down in the afternoon of this 8 January in the hills of Cankuzo and Muterero of Cankuzo Commune in Cankuzo Province, destroyed houses and hectares of crops of rice, maize, sweet potatoes, beans and bananas. The residents of the affected areas say that torrential (...)
' Burundian Asylum seekers’ camp in Kamanyola

UNHCR suspended assistance to over 2500 asylum seekers in Kamanyola

01-08-2018 The Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR has suspended its food assistance to more than 2500 asylum seekers from Burundi since Monday 1January 2018. It intends to stop water supply by the end of this month if they will not accept to be fingerprinted as it requires in (...)
' Janvière Ndirahisha: “It’s better to have relevant information before applying for e-learning programs”

Beware of e-learning, warns Education Minister

01-05-2018 Janvière Ndirahisha, Minister of Education has recently alerted students and parents who applied for virtual learning that they must have relevant information before applying. “All parents having children who wish to pursue their studies through e-learning in foreign universities, institutes and foundations whether in Europe, America, Asia, Oceania or (...)
' House workers’ professional card

Domestic workers still don’t see importance of having professional card

01-04-2018 Since 2015, house workers were asked to buy a professional card. Three years after the sensitization, they still complain about the obligation to have it. Each card is sold at BIF 7300 and extra money can be paid if the house worker does not have two passport pictures as (...)
' Students  during the break

One-week holiday not enough to start well another term, say pupils

01-03-2018 All public and private schools have started the second term of 2017-2018 school year this 2 January. At Lycée Gisenyi, a boarding school located in the capital Bujumbura, pupils were coming in twos and threes. Nunu Jacqueline, headmistress of the school, says students are few due to the last (...)
' The newly rehabilitated bridge connecting Ngagara and Mutakura neighbourhoods

Population acknowledges bridge rehabilitation but complains about road quality

12-29-2017 Three bridges have been recently rehabilitated in the northern part of Bujumbura city. The population from the neighbourhood appreciates this government’s initiative but asks it to rehabilitate the roads. The rehabilitation of the bridges over Nyabagere River in Ntahangwa commune of Bujumbura city is acknowledged by the population in (...)
' Bicycle-taxi riders denounce the robbery observed in their daily activities

Excessive fees anger bicycle-taxi riders

12-28-2017 Bicycle-taxi riders in the capital Bujumbura complain about the excessive fees and exorbitant prices for the purchase of plates and cardigans. Those bicycle-taxi riders grouped in a collective of two associations of Burundian bikers “Sotavedebu” and “Sotavebu” say each member must contribute BIF 50 to the first association and (...)
' Léonidas Habonimana “Christmas Market is not only an opportunity to sell Burundian arts and crafts but also to network with other peers”

Fourth edition of Christmas market not popular like others

12-22-2017 The National Tourism Office has launched its fourth edition of Christmas market this 19 December and it will close on 25 December. Exhibitors complain about the lack of visitors, they say this edition seems to be less vibrant. At the entrance of the National Tourism Office, some stands of (...)
' Joseph Ndayisaba: “Every child’s situation should be analysed and considered so as to avoid their return to street life”

Removing children from streets : Everybody’s responsibility

12-21-2017 While the deadline for the campaign to remove children from the streets approaches, different activists recall everyone’s responsibility to make it a success. Children living on the street come from different regions of the country and for various reasons. Joseph Ndayisaba, Lecturer at the University of Burundi, says everyone (...)
' Rweru River threatened by water hyacinth and pollution

Lake Rweru almost dying out

12-19-2017 The invasion by the water hyacinth and pollution threaten this lake shared by Burundi and Rwanda. The diversion of the Akagera River from Rwanda is the cause of this threat, say local residents. “We saw this plant for the first time since Akagera river left its bank to flaw (...)