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' Donatienne Girukwishaka: “Burundi registered 38% of women in the Executive, 46% in the Senate and 32% in the National Assembly”.

Burundians still need to be informed about Resolution 1325

11-01-2018 The Security Council adopted the resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. How far is the implementation of this resolution in Burundi after eighteen years? Donatienne Girukwishaka, Director General of women empowerment department, says there are still some challenges in the implementation of the (...)
' Constantin Nyamuzangura: “An immediate treatment can minimize the damage caused by a stroke and maximize chances of recovery”.

Burundians need to get information about stroke diseases, say specialists

10-30-2018 The world celebrates the International Stroke Day on every October 29th to raise people’s awareness of a stroke and what can be done to combat it. Heart and vascular diseases specialists in Burundi call for intensive awareness. Constantin Nyamuzangura, cardiologist, says there are some symptoms that can be signs (...)
' Street children in a reception center waiting to return to their families

After street, street

10-26-2018 The government has tried to take back street children into their families. What became of them after their return? Iwacu met these children who have failed to live in their families. Removing children from the street and sending them back home, a praiseworthy state project. G.N., aged 14, went (...)
' Pupils doing test admitting them to attend schools of excellency in Bujumbura

Karurama I Basic School in Cibitoke faces large number of students

10-24-2018 Parents of students at Karurama I Basic School in Rugombo Commune of Cibitoke north-western province of Burundi denounce the large number of students in one class. At 9 a.m., pupils of grade 1 at Karurama Fundamental School are studying. The teacher struggles to teach the lesson prepared for the (...)
' A boat crossing the Rusizi River towards Mparambo border

Nurses in Cibitoke province ill-equipped to deal with Ebola virus

10-23-2018 The medical personnel on the Burundi-DRC border denounce the lack of equipment to detect and fight against Ebola. At a beautiful sunset, a boat arrives from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Mparambo border, in north-west of Burundi, via the Rusizi River. A dozen of passengers get off with (...)
' Police patrolling inside CHUK

CHUK administration prevents strike staged by SNTS and SYNAPA unions

10-18-2018 The nursing staff unions SNTS and SYNAPA at Kamenge University Medical Center (CHUK) were to begin a strike this October 17, 2018. The hospital administration prevents this strike by means of police and threats. At 9 a.m. this Wednesday, small groups of nurses could be seen inside the hospital. (...)
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GBV, clandestine killer

10-17-2018 Minors are raped, women beaten and expelled or deprived of their rights. These are some of cases of gender-based violence reported in Gitega, in the center of the country. These GBV affect the lives of many people as the victims testify. N.A is a 13 year-old girl. Together with (...)
' Part-time teachers to be paid by students at Lycée Cibitoke

Students from Lycée Cibitoke to pay part-time teachers

10-17-2018 Each student of Lycée Cibitoke in Cibitoke western province has to give BIF 3000 per term to pay part-time teachers. Jean Claude Pfukamahari, a student of 2nd year in pedagogy, says the decision of paying extra money for temporary teachers will improve their learning process. “There are some courses (...)
' Rural women engage in farming to feed their families

Rural women claim arable lands

10-16-2018 While the world celebrates the Rural Women Day every 15 October, Burundian rural women demand to be supported. It’s around 10:00a.m. on Vugizo mountain in Mukaza Commune in the capital Bujumbura. Rural women are busy growing crops. Odette Nzeyimana, 28, must work hard to feed her 5children. “I work (...)
' Marie Lasia Karire: “Pregnancy is a serious problem for girls’ education”

Girls need extensive knowledge to avoid pregnancies in schools

10-12-2018 There is a need of extensive knowledge for girls to avoid school dropouts due to unwanted pregnancies. This has been said by APFB representative while celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child this October 11, 2018. Marie Lazia Karire, coordinator of the project “Menya umenyeshe” in the association (...)
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