Society
' Térence Ntahiraja “The justice has to take into consideration the population’s complaints”

More than 800 families to quit “their” properties

09-06-2017 Ruyigi High Court has decided to grant a 9 km2 property to a certain Samuel Ntimpeba who would have won a lawsuit against more than 800 families from Butezi commune in Ruyigi province. Around 10,000 people grouped in more than 800 families were given 6 months to leave the (...)
' Participants in Common Agenda for Burundian Women Launching

Burundian Women need to contribute to their country’s development

09-05-2017 Women’s network calls for a balanced participation of men and women in decision-making and peace consolidation dialogue. They have launched a common agenda for all Burundian women this September 5th 2017. In their program, Women’s Network focuses on an effective involvement of Burundian women in peace preservation. They say (...)
' Ngozi II Basic School

Beginning of school year 2017-2018 fixed on 11 September

09-05-2017 The spokesman for the Ministry of Education has announced this 5 September that the school year 2017-2018 will begin on 11 September 2017. The school year 2017-2018 will begin on 11 September for basic and post-basic schools, said Juma Edouard, spokesman for the Ministry of Education on 5 September. (...)
' Some teachers waiting to be received at the Ministry of Education

Teachers complain about redeployment process

09-05-2017 Dozens of teachers newly redeployed to different schools have staged a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Education since the last week. “This is a grave injustice”, says angrily a teacher who has been moved 50 km away from his home and former school. As many teachers indicated, (...)
' UNHCR

Around 12,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania seek to be repatriated

09-04-2017 The tripartite meeting held on 31 August by representatives of Burundi and Tanzanian Governments alongside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Dar-es Salaam concluded that approximately 12,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania will be voluntarily repatriated by the end of December 2017. The delegation of the United (...)
' Participants were given certificates at the end of different training sessions that lasted two months

American Corner Gitega: Over 80 certified after summer holiday activity termination

09-04-2017 At least 82 among 269 participants who have attended different sessions of summer holiday activities organized by the American Corner Gitega since July were issued with certificates on Friday, 1st September 2017. The two month sessions were centered on leadership, computer science, entrepreneurship, English language learning and culture. Participants (...)
' Therese Nijimana, the chairperson of COCAFEM / GL:  “SGBV will be eradicated if all states are deeply involved in the fight against it”

SGBV will be eradicated thanks to governments’ firm commitment

08-31-2017 Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) remains a big concern in the Great Lakes region. The union of the Collectives of Women’s Associations of the Great Lakes Region (COCAFEM / GL) calls on member states of the region to become deeply involved in the fight against SGBV. The fight against (...)
' Pupils sitting for a test at Ngagara Lycée

Some pupils not interested in test to enter school of excellence

08-30-2017 Pupils from different schools have sat for a test that will allow them to study at school of excellence. Some private schools have not sent their pupils to do the entry test. A national selection test for grade 6 pupils who want to attend schools of excellence has been (...)
' Banuza Alexis, Director of CRDS: “Based on the results from on-site visits conducted in 18 provinces, we realized that more than 80% of secondary schools do not have laboratories”

Over 80% of secondary schools don’t have laboratories

08-30-2017 The Center for Didactic Research and Science Dissemination in Burundi (CRDS) of the University of Burundi reveals that 80% of secondary schools in Burundi do not have laboratories to perform scientific experiments. The situation of scientific education in Burundi is worrying, said Alexis Banuza, Director of CRDS. He said (...)
' People evicted from the area where the new presidential palace is being constructed have staged a sit-in in front of the Environment Ministry

People evicted from area where presidential palace is being constructed still claim compensation

08-29-2017 Following the destruction of 23 houses which were built in the 40 ha of the site of the presidential palace under construction in Gasenyi I of Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura northern province, evicted families have staged a sit-in, this 29 August, in front of the Ministry of Environment, water (...)