Society
' HIV / AIDS Logo

HIV infection remains high in Burundi

11-26-2017 Out of over 700,000 people screened from January to June 2017, over 700 people tested HIV positive, reads the report conducted by the National Program for the Fight against AIDS (PNLS). Raphael Nshimirimana, Head of Prevention and Social Mobilization service at the PNLS, says the number of people living (...)
' Marie Bukuru, COSYBU Executive Secretary: “trade unionists asked the government to find a consensual solution on that decision through a social dialogue in vain”

State employees claim annual performance bonus back

11-22-2017 “We have noted with bitterness that nothing is being done to unblock the unfair situation imposed by the Government against state employees since January 2016,” reads the communiqué issued by Burundi Confederation of Trade Unions (COSYBU). According to Marie Bukuru, COSYBU Executive Secretary, trade unionists asked the government to (...)
' Some people evicted from their plots in Gasenyi have staged a sit-in before the Ministry of Environment to claim their compensation

Evicted families from Gasenyi demand to be compensated

11-21-2017 This 21 November, around 40 families evicted from their plots in Gasenyi area of Mutimbuzi Commune in Bujumbura where the presidential palace is being built, have staged a sit-in before the Ministry of Environment’s office. They claim compensation. “We held a sit-in in front of the office of the (...)
' Street children’s housing

“A child-a roof, far from being reality in Burundi” says activist

11-21-2017 The number of street children in different cities of Burundi grows day by day. Children’s rights activist asks for the government’s collaboration to improve their living conditions. The study conducted by Burundi Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies-ISTEEBU shows that 3253 children were living on the streets in the (...)
' One of the main causes of antibiotic resistance is auto-medication

Antibiotics are developing resistance due to auto-medication, researches indicate

11-17-2017 Different researches show that antibiotics are building up resistance at a high level. Health professionals ask both the government and population to get involved. From 20 to 50 % antibiotics are used inappropriately. According to a research done by health professionals from January to September 2017 in Bujumbura area, (...)
' Nkurunziza Innocent: People have to do diabetes screening twice a year

Less than 35% of Burundians do diabetes screening

11-14-2017 While we celebrate the World Diabetes Day, Burundians still suffer in silence because they do not do diabetes screening. Only less than 35% have done it. The Burundians’ habit to go to hospital when seriously sick is a real handicap to fight diabetes. Nkurunziza Innocent, chairman of PNILMCNT (Integrated (...)
' Women are underrepresented in public institutions.

Gender differences, reality in Burundian public institutions, research shows

11-10-2017 Gender inequality is observed in public institutions in Burundi. An on-going research conducted by PNRA and supported by UNDP reveals that women are underrepresented. Women leaders suggested some strategies to fill the gap. In the public administration, women are poorly represented. The research reveals that women are represented at (...)
' A hippopotamus grazing along Lake Tanganyika in south Bujumbura

Hippo movement in neighborhoods close to Lake Tanganyika, “sign of threat”

11-10-2017 In recent days, residents of Bujumbura say they meet hippos in some neighborhoods near Lake Tanganyika.Environmentalists say these hippos come out of their natural habitat to seek food because they are threatened with hunger. “We are afraid of these hippopotamuses roaming in our neighborhoods. Whenever we see them, we (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana, FENADEB chairman, presenting a report on Burundi children’s rights situation in Khartoum, Sudan.

Police intercept 13 people “victims of human trafficking”

11-08-2017 Burundi Police have arrested 12 young women and a man, this 8 November, between Bugarama and Bukeye localities in Muramvya central province saying they are victims of human trafficking. “It was around 8:00 a.m. when the police stopped two buses carrying passengers and arrested 13 Burundians going to Oman (...)
' Women leaders in a public administration capacity building session

Public administration sector cannot develop without women

11-07-2017 The role of Burundian women in the development of the country is irreplaceable. This was said by different authorities during a session on women’s capacity building on public administration this November 07, 2017. “Burundian women play a key role in the development of the country in general and public (...)