Society
' Some of buildings concerned with the measure

Eviction by government to send dozens into the street

04-08-2017 Residents of Gasenyi area say the government sends them to live in the street because it evicts them from their homes without compensation. Residents in the area around the new presidential palace to be evacuated decry threat of forced eviction that ignores their rights to compensation. “We are not (...)
' Typical street children’s life by night

Use of force by police not sustainable solution to street children situation

04-05-2017 The union of children’s rights groups says police force is not a sustainable solution to the problem of street children. An appropriate approach should respect the children’s rights and ensure the children do not return to the street. Children rights group says police force is not an appropriate solution (...)
' Students of the University of Burundi are resolute to go on strike as planned

Students stand firm despite punishment threat by University administration

04-04-2017 The Rector of the University of Burundi has announced on 3 April that the signatories of the strike notice will be punished exemplarily due to the swindle and use of false documents. Burundi University students say University officials only want to persecute them instead of finding solutions to their (...)
' Pupils did not attend classes due to floods that hit their classrooms.

Floods hit again Bujumbura northern areas

04-03-2017 The torrential rain that fell in the afternoon of 2 April claimed the life of one kid and caused a lot of damage. Floods have inundated houses and infrastructures in Kamenge northern neighborhood of the capital Bujumbura. The victims demand that the drainage channels be rehabilitated. Houses, schools, shops, (...)
' Students of the University of Burundi are resolute to go on strike as planned

When scholarship loan system goes bad

04-03-2017 The representatives of students of the University of Burundi and High Teachers’ Training School (ENS) have been subject to kidnapping, detention, intimidation etc. since the past few days. The cause was their claim on an abrogation of the scholarship loan system. Signatories of the strike notice sent to the (...)
' Reports say students often meet in these classrooms of Lycée Gitenga for dates

Unwanted pregnancies ruining young lives

04-02-2017 Sexual misconduct resulting in unplanned parenthood alarmingly scourges the youth of the educational district of Kabezi. Increasing numbers of undesired pregnancies are ruining the future of students in the education district of Kabezi as they interrupt their studies and force them into unwanted lives – a situation that school (...)
' Spès Caritas Nsavyimana: “The inaccessibility to care and expensive treatment are the major causes of this warning about the potential threat that NCDs represent to the population”

Non-communicable diseases, threat to the world

03-28-2017 Burundi Non-Communicable Disease Alliance in collaboration with East Africa Non- Communicable Disease Alliance has organized this 28 March a workshop on exchanges and advocacy over non-communicable diseases [NCDs]. Patients say they face various challenges. “The treatment of diabetes is very expensive while we are financially challenged”, says Firmat Nininahazwe, (...)
' Illegal coltan and cassiterite traffickers arrested in Kirundo as they attempted to smuggle the minerals to Rwanda.

Surge in illegal – and failed- mineral traffic attempts

03-25-2017 Recent foiled mineral smuggling attempts were destined to Rwanda that is reported to have an expending trade of coltan. Despite reports of renewed mineral smuggling failed attempts, the police and the Burundi Mining Office (OBM) note a remarkable decrease in illicit mineral traffic due to dissuasive actions and the (...)
' Minister of Health distributes food to the vulnerable on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day

“We do not hope to be cured as long as we starve”

03-25-2017 About 8,000 people had contracted tuberculosis in Burundi in 2016. More than 4,000 suffered from contagious tuberculosis, said the Minister of Health marking World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March. Hungry sufferers say that their tuberculosis cannot be cured as long as they have nothing to eat. More than 10 (...)
' The poorest households will receive BIF 20,000 per month

Burundi receives $40 million for poorest households

03-25-2017 The International Development Association (IDA) through the World Bank has provided additional funding of $40 million to Burundi. On 23 March, the Burundi National Assembly approved the distribution of the money transfer to the poorest households in the country. “Each household will receive an amount of BIF 20,000 per (...)