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It is now forbidden to give alms to beggars

06-20-2019 The Minister of Human Rights has forbidden giving alms to beggars. Child rights defenders ask the government to adopt accompanying measures to protect the right to life. Giving charitable gifts to beggars is now forbidden, said Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights on the occasion of the celebration of (...)
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Burundian Ministry of Agriculture satisfied with harvest for previous agricultural season

06-19-2019 In a press briefing held on June 18th, the Ministry of Agriculture says the production increased over the last agricultural season. Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock says the agricultural production has increased over the last three months. He explains that the availability of fertilizers, rational exploitation (...)
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Seven teachers from Buganda commune on strike since Monday

06-19-2019 At least seven teachers from Kazoza Iwacu School located in Ruhagarika area in Buganda commune of Cibitoke province in the west of Burundi have gone on strike since Monday June 17th. They claim BIF 11.2 million which they have not been paid on time. “Every employee should be paid (...)
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Rubbish thrown in public places to be removed within two weeks

06-18-2019 The minister of Health has given a two-week ultimatum to local authorities of Bwiza and Mutanga neighborhoods to remove tons of rubbish lying in the both neighborhoods. “All this rubbish must be removed before the end of June and you must take necessary measures to prevent your citizens from (...)
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Number of patients in need of blood increased in Burundi

06-16-2019 While the world celebrates the Blood Donor Day each June 14th, the Ministry of Health calls on the population meeting the required conditions to donate blood. “There are various groups of people who often need blood transfusion such as mothers during labor, newborn babies, children under five, those who (...)
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Muyinga : When traders live with dead

06-13-2019 It has been over a year since a market named Ku Gongone was built in a cemetery. Traders and people who go there to bury theirs both agree on the reorganization of the place for the respect for the dead. Cry for deceased people became “a sacrilege” at Ku (...)
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Rumonge: Waste management poses problem without dump

06-12-2019 Waste from households or units extracting palm oil and the lack of latrines in some public places are the main concerns expressed by the population during an exchange meeting organized by “Yaga Burundi” association. The commune promises the establishment of a dumpDue to the lack of a dump, wastes (...)
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Four cholera cases detected in Rugombo since beginning of week

06-07-2019 Sources report that there has been a cholera outbreak in Mparambo and Munyika areas in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke province in the north west of Burundi since the beginning of the week. Four people have already caught this disease caused by the lack of clean water. “We are all (...)
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Use of chemical fertilizers exacerbates environment pollution in Burundi, activist says

06-06-2019 Since 2012, Burundians have doubled the amount of chemical fertilizers used per hectare, which has exacerbated environmental pollution, said Tharcisse Ndayizeye, an environmental activist also member of the Burundian Observatory of Water and Sanitation. It was on the occasion of the World Environment Day celebrated each June 5th. Mr (...)
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Over 400 goats died of strange disease within month in Ngozi

05-29-2019 Breeders from Tangara commune in the northern province of Ngozi are worried about a contagious disease that attack small domestic ruminant and has been spreading in the province for a month. They say the goats that contracted the disease experience severe diarrhea and die within a week. “I had (...)
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