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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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Malaria cases increase in Burundi

01-23-2019 Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Public Health reports that the number of malaria cases has significantly increased these days even if it hasn’t reached yet the level of an epidemic. “The number of malaria cases increase in January, February and March in the Sub-Saharan region due to the climate changes,” (...)
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Burundi to set up two scanners at borders with DRC

01-23-2019 Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Public Health says his ministry has ordered two scanners to facilitate the control of the free movement of people using Gatumba border and Bujumbura International Airport. “There are many people who pass through Gatumba border and need to be thoroughly controlled,” he says. He also (...)
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Gihanga: About fifteen cows died out of more than seventy distributed

01-22-2019 Local farmers from Gihanga commune in Bubanza province received cows as part of a program involved in the fight against hunger. However, they die one after the other due to unknown diseases. Beneficiaries are worried. The provincial official in charge of breeding reassures. Some of the local farmers are (...)
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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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Seven cases of cholera reported in Bujumbura

01-18-2019 Four children, aged between 2 and 12, presenting with symptoms of cholera epidemic are in “Prince Regent Charles” hospital in the capital Bujumbura. They are all from Kinama neighborhood, located in the north of the capital. Since 15 January, seven people have been registered but among them, three have (...)
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Kirundo: Women invited to denounce violence

01-16-2019 Awakened by the authorities, women from Kirundo, often beaten or ill-treated, now know their rights. But the fight is not totally won. Chantal Rukundo, a mother of two, from Ntega commune met at AFEV, an association that assists the victims of GBV since 2013 in Kirundo province, says her (...)
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Three universities and seven institutes temporarily suspended

01-11-2019 The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research released a ministerial ordinance prohibiting the registration of new students for the 2018-2019 academic year in three private universities and seven higher institutes. Gilbert Bécaud Njangwa, representative of one of the institutes suspended, says he is surprised by the decision made (...)
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Beneficiaries in disarray after Handicap International closes Burundi program

01-09-2019 Handicap International, a foreign NGO which operates in Burundi since 1992, has been forced to stop its activities in the country because of the recent decisions of the Burundian government towards foreign NGOs. “Committed to the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence, Handicap International considers that the obligation (...)
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“Teaching many languages in primary school hinders Kirundi language development” says researcher

01-08-2019 In a one-day reflection workshop held at the University of Burundi this January 07, a researcher said the teaching of many languages at the beginning of primary school is a barrier to Kirundi language development. Pierre Claver Mukarabe, researcher and consultant in languages and oral translation says the program (...)
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