' : Emile Niyungeko explaining the plan of screening activities to provincial health and administrative officials in Gatumba.

Search for reliable data to fight children malnutrition

10-06-2016 A second round of mobilization for malnutrition screening in children under 5 in the provinces of municipal and rural Bujumbura has started this Wednesday. The repetition of the screening activities is intended to get reliable data to help address that serious issue. Actors in the fight against malnutrition in (...)
' Mugoboka residents washing clothes in the Ntahangwa River

Mugoboka: Lack of clean water threatens residents

10-05-2016 Two people died in Mugoboka neighborhood, Rohero urban zone, in the center of the Burundian capital. Residents suspect cholera outbreak. They evoke the lack of drinking water as they consume water fetched from the Ntahangwa River. Both Generose Nkeshimana and Claude Bucumi, died on Thursday 28 September, 2016. They (...)
' Catholic military and police officers in a mass dedicated to the passage through the holy door of mercy.

Catholic military and police officers pass through the holy door of mercy

10-03-2016 This Sunday, Bishop Evariste Ngoyagoye,the Bujumbura archbishop who led prayer at the Schoenstatt Marian Shrine at Gikungu Mount Zion, invited Catholic military and police officers to perform their missions with patriotism and wisdom. It was during their passage through the holy door of mercy. Jean-Berchmans Ndayitwayeko, Chaplain General of (...)
' Family picture of participants after receiving certificates

Over a hundred Burundian youths graduate from American Embassy’s English training programs in Bujumbura

09-30-2016 Fifteen months after students scaled the walls of the US embassy in Bujumbura seeking refuge from police, it’s business as usual at the embassy building. On 29 September, 176 Burundian students graduated from a 3-month English language course at the Rosa Parks American Corner, a section of the embassy (...)
' Education reform yes, but when timely

Education reform yes, but when timely

09-29-2016 Many reforms have been introduced recently in the Burundi educational system from basic to higher education. This school year 2016-2017, the first class of the basic school system adopted in 2013 in primary and secondary education started their first year of post-basic school. The schooling system provides trade learning (...)
' Backstreet Abortion, a Reality in Burundi

Backstreet Abortion, a Reality in Burundi

09-29-2016 The association of Women fighting against HIV/AIDS and Malaria-SFBLSP Burundi celebrated on 28 September the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. Alarming figures reflect clandestine abortion despite several consequences. “We have conducted a sample investigation in four provinces including Bubanza, Cibitoke, Bujumbura and Bujumbura (...)
' Private school representation decries the order to follow public school regulations

Private school representation decries the order to follow public school regulations

09-28-2016 François Ngeze, the president of the national Association of Private Schools (known by its French acronym UPEP), decries the measure by the ministry of education requiring those schools to abide by the same regulations concerning post-basic school placement as public schools. He argues that if private schools admit in (...)
' People lining up in queue at the beginning of the school year 2016-2017

The new School year starting with Post-Fundamental System

09-27-2016 On 26 September, all public schools including primary and secondary schools started the new school year 2016-2017 with the first candidates of the “Fundamental School” system. There are some innovations despite challenges. Queues of people were formed in front of the offices of secondary schools’ headmasters. Parents, pupils and (...)
' The School of Excellence starts with the 7thgrade alone

The School of Excellence starts with the 7thgrade alone

09-26-2016 Contrary to plan, the School of Excellence programme will open for 7th graders only. It will not open for the first year of the post-basic school starting with this new school year 2016-2017. The Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research gives two reasons for the decision: the (...)
' Patrick Hajayandi, “The purpose of the workshop was to provide an opportunity to young people think about the contribution they can make to promote peace in the great lakes region….”

Youth has power to transform Burundi, visiting students say

09-23-2016 Students of Hope Africa University and the Lake Tanganyika University of Bujumbura organized a peace workshop, Youth and Active Peace in Great Lakes Region, in Bujumbura, Burundi, from 21 to 22 September. Students from 20 universities in Burundi, Rwanda and Congo took part. “By constructive actions, the youth is (...)