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' Ploughed fields constitute the main cause of pollution of the Lake Rwihinda.

Northern Lakes threatened

10-03-2017 Uncontrolled exploitation is the main threat to the lakes in Kirundo northern province. The administration promises to take innovative measures to effectively protect lakes from being polluted. Once at Lake Rwihinda, one observes vast tracts of ploughed fields: fields of onions, eggplant, cabbage and tomatoes. The latter go so (...)
' Medical abortion should reduce pregnancy consequences, says a local organization

Local organization pleads for medical abortion in some cases

09-28-2017 The association of women fighting against HIV/AIDS and Malaria-SFBLSP Burundi has celebrated on 28 September the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. It recommends Burundi government to ratify the Maputo protocol to promote women’s rights. Following a high number of young girls and women (...)
' Ndacayisaba Anani: “There is an increase from 2 to 3 % in the use of contraceptive methods in Burundi every year”

Number of Burundians using contraception is increasing

09-26-2017 On the occasion of the World Contraception Day, the National Health and Reproduction Program (PNSR) says Burundians now understand the importance of using contraceptive methods. The users’ number has increased from 2, 7 % in 2007 to 42, 5 % in 2016. PNSR says the number of Burundians who (...)
' Welders now perform their daily activities thanks to the regular supply of electricity

Burundians now satisfied with regular electricity supply

09-26-2017 Following the launch of a new thermal power plant which produces 30 Megawatts by the company in charge of supplying water and electricity [REGIDESO], the power failure is not observed in different neighborhoods of the capital Bujumbura these days. Consumers say they are satisfied with the current regular supply. (...)
' 15 cows and 20 goats are slaughtered everyday on the bank of Mugere River

Mugere River to be protected from butchers’ activities

09-26-2017 The Director of Water Resources says the clandestine abattoir set up along the Mugere River is one of the sources of Lake Tanganyika pollution. The Mugere surrounding inhabitants demand its relocation as it emits unpleasant odor. When at Mugere River, at 12 Km from Bujumbura city center at 10 (...)
' The new building for women and children at Kamenge Military Hospital

150 patients to be received in newly built center at Kamenge Military Hospital

09-22-2017 One hundred and fifty beds for patients are now available in the new building of three floors at Kamenge Military Hospital, in the capital Bujumbura. The new center for women and children will house pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology and neonatology departments. Dr. Marc Nimburanira, Director of the hospital, says the center (...)
' The Environment Ministry announces that the rainfall will be low during this agricultural season

La Niña in observation phase during rainy season

09-21-2017 The Ministry of Environment, Water and Urban territory has announced that the rainfall will be low for this agricultural season (from October to December). The meteorological forecast from September to December during this agricultural season shows that the rainfall will decrease gradually. “The situation will be normal but the (...)
' Participants in an outreach session on SGBV specific law

Foreign Affairs Ministry committed to eradicating SGBV

09-20-2017 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has conducted an outreach session on a special law on gender based violence this September 20th in Mukaza commune. Jean de Dieu Ndikumana, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says the number of victims of Sexual and Gender Based (...)
' Returnees will spend 48 hours before going back to their places of origin

Burundian refugees continue to return

09-20-2017 Around five hundred Burundians from Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania have been received by Burundi Government this 19 September. They will spend 48 hours in Gitara transit center in Mabanda Commune of Makamba province before going back to their native localities. One hundred and thirty seven families made of (...)
' Young leaders of political parties who participated in the Workshop

Communication can save or endanger community

09-20-2017 The Ombudsman office in partnership with UNFPA has organized a workshop in Kirundo province this 19 September 2017. Participants were youth from different political parties and the focus was on non-violent communication, gender-based violence prevention and mutual respect. In his speech, Burundi Ombudsman Edouard Nduwimana mentions the role of (...)