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Women called on to achieve competence instead of representation

11-30-2018 “Women should not be satisfied with the fact that they are represented at their 30% in public institutions as provided for by the Constitution. They need to become more competent to apply for other decent jobs in various fields, “said Gloriose Nimenya, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Youth (...)
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University Students from Faculty of Law in contest to defend victims

11-30-2018 Four universities have been qualified in the semi-final of the national contest to plead for the victims’ causes. The semi-final for the national contest has taken place at the University of Burundi, this 29 November. The universities of “ Lumière de Bujumbura, “ Lac Tanganyika” , “ISCAM” and High (...)
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Human Rights Ministry launches sixteen days of activism against VBG in Kirundo

11-28-2018 Burundi government has launched 16 days of activism against violence based on gender in Kirundo Province. Minister of Human Rights says the number of victims of gender based violence has significantly decreased in Burundi although there still remain some challenges. The official ceremonies took place in Bugabira Commune of (...)
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Burundi: 56% of children under 5 suffer from chronic undernourishment

11-22-2018 “More than half of Burundian children under 5 are too small for their age and are stunted,” reveals the findings of the 2016-2017 Demographic and Health Survey published on November 20 by Burundi Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies -ISTEEBU. Growth stunting is a sign of chronic undernourishment, highlights (...)
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Poverty prevents Burundian children from developing, says FENADEB

11-21-2018 On the occasion of the celebration of child rights and the 29th anniversary of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child on November 20, the federation of associations engaged in the defense of Child rights –FENADEB deplores the deterioration of rights of children in Burundi. Gaudence Aimé (...)
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World Toilet Day: Hygiene officer emphasizes need for improved sanitation services

11-20-2018 Around 11.00 a.m., a young bike taxi user, aged 20, leaves his bike along the road. He goes to a large gutter located on the 28 November boulevard, in front of Roi Khaled Hospital in Kamenge, north of the capital Bujumbura. He stands before a tree and urinates without (...)
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Mwaro: Contagious disease threatens cows

11-19-2018 At least six cows have already died and more than ten contracted a contagious disease within one month. Cattle farmers in Makamba area of Rusaka commune in Mwaro province are worried. They ask for a vaccine to prevent the spread of this disease. A pregnant cow lies down in (...)
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Education Minister rewards first ten laureates of National Test, 2018 edition

11-17-2018 Among the ten-grade-nine laureates of the National Test, 2018 edition, who have been rewarded, seven are from “Lycée Saint Esprit”, one from “Lycée SOS”, one from Ngagara “Lycée of excellence” and the other one from “Lycée Makamba”. Each winner was given a lap-top Gianna Gateka Niyongabo from Lycée saint (...)
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ASSUR holds general meeting to promote insurance sector in Burundi

11-16-2018 The association of insurers in Burundi- ASSUR has organized a two-day general meeting of insurance in Burundi which started this November 15 in Ngozi Province. The aim of the meeting is to boost the insurance industry in Burundi. Trinitas Girukwishaka, ASSUR representative, says the insurance sector in Burundi has (...)
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Diabetic patients ask government to reduce drug prices

11-15-2018 While the world celebrates the Diabetes Day each 14 November, people suffering from diabetes in Burundi ask the government to help reduce the prices of the drugs. Adidja, a 49 year-old woman, says she was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 37. “I am obliged to have a special (...)
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