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' Josiane Nijimbere, Burundi Minister of Public Health: “Over 700 people have died of malaria and nearly 2 million people have contracted the disease since January 2017"

Malaria declared epidemic in Burundi

03-14-2017 The Minister of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS said yesterday that malaria has become an epidemic in Burundi. About 2 million people have contracted malaria since January 2017 and about 700 people have died of the disease in the same period, says the minister. “Over 700 people (...)
' Générose Ngendanganya: “Female police officers are forced to live in conditions that are not appropriate for women”

Burundian female police officers demand appropriate working conditions

03-08-2017 On the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March every year but which was celebrated on 7th March, the representative of female police officers network says Burundian Women police officers face many challenges mostly related to the fulfillment of family and professional obligations as well as (...)
' A woman whose home was inundated by the flood talks to journalists

Flood hits northern areas of Bujumbura

03-04-2017 Inhabitants of Carama, Kanga, Kinama and Gatunguru areas in the capital Bujumbura were awoken by flood that invaded their homes in the night of 2 to 3 March 2017. Officials from the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Public Works and the local administration visited the areas to determine (...)
' Some Kagaragara residents are still wandering the streets

Kagaragara residents recently evicted from their homes in dire straits

03-02-2017 About 2000 people who were forcibly ejected from Kagaragara locality in Gihanga Commune of Bubanza western Province since a few days ago, haven’t received any assistance so far. They say they live in very bad conditions. “We have not received any assistance since the administration’s decision to evict us (...)
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Public university students claim suspension of new law on scholarship

03-01-2017 On 27 February 2017, Burundi Government announced the new law on the granting of scholarship in public universities. Students call for the suspension of the decision arguing that it will be to their disadvantage. As defined in the new law, scholarship loan is a financial assistance granted by the (...)
' A maize field struck by drought

FAO is helping build resilience to climate change for Burundi farmers

02-27-2017 The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has started distributing agricultural inputs to 31,000 households of farmers threatened by climate change. The inputs include bean and vegetable seeds, chemical fertilizers, sweet potato cuttings and, in some cases, hoes for the 2017 second growing season. Burundi is under an alarmingly growing (...)
' A woman that lost two kids due to malaria in 2017

Malaria not yet declared as epidemic, says Public Health Minister

02-23-2017 “From 2015 to 2016, the number of people suffering from malaria has increased in Burundi. However, the number of sick people has decreased of 20% at the beginning of 2017”, says Josiane Nijimbere, Burundi Public Health Minister, during the plenary session in the National Assembly, this 23 February. She (...)
' Non-internally displaced people have started building their homes in the Kabezi camp.

Why haven’t these internally displaced people returned home?

02-22-2017 The civil war that followed the assassination of the first democratically elected Melchior Ndadaye in 1993 caused many Burundians to be internally displaced. Many camps are still open till today even though the war was completely brought to an end in 2008 when the last rebel group, FNL, signed (...)
' Kagaragara residents evicted from their homes have nowhere to go

Kagaragara residents forcibly evicted from their homes

02-22-2017 The administration of Bubanza western province of Burundi has thrown out more than 2000 people from Kagaragara locality of Buringa Commune on the grounds of security and preservation of the protected areas. They say they do not know where to go to and call for humanitarian assistance. “The police (...)
' Burundian girls who returned to Burundi from Oman

Burundian girls working in Oman request Government to ease their return to work

02-22-2017 Some Burundian girls who work in Oman say they face difficulties in returning to work when they come to spend their holidays in the country. “I went to Oman to look for work. I was living in Buyenzi neighborhood on 25th Avenue in central Bujumbura. I arrived in Oman (...)