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Six people died in landslide in Bujumbura province

01-19-2019 A family of six died in a landslide due to flood caused by the torrential rain that fell in the night of this January 18, 2019 in Muyira zone of Kanyosha commune in Bujumbura province. A whole family made of a husband, his wife and their four children (one (...)
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Two MPs elected in Rumonge constituency temporarily expelled from UPRONA

01-18-2019 After some members of UPRONA party addressed a correspondence to the chairman of the party asking him to resign, two MPs from Rumonge were excluded from the party. The latter denounce injustice Gloriose Nimenya, one of the expelled MPs who signed the correspondence says it is illegal to expel (...)
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Seven cases of cholera reported in Bujumbura

01-18-2019 Four children, aged between 2 and 12, presenting with symptoms of cholera epidemic are in “Prince Regent Charles” hospital in the capital Bujumbura. They are all from Kinama neighborhood, located in the north of the capital. Since 15 January, seven people have been registered but among them, three have (...)
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National assembly adopts bill setting Gitega as political capital

01-17-2019 After concerns by MPs about relocating the political capital from Bujumbura to Gitega, they ended up adopting a bill setting Gitega as a political capital of Burundi. Simon Bizimungu, MP elected in Cibitoke constituency says to be concerned over the families’ life after the relocation of the capital. “There (...)
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Kirundo: Women invited to denounce violence

01-16-2019 Awakened by the authorities, women from Kirundo, often beaten or ill-treated, now know their rights. But the fight is not totally won. Chantal Rukundo, a mother of two, from Ntega commune met at AFEV, an association that assists the victims of GBV since 2013 in Kirundo province, says her (...)
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World Islamic League Secretary General appeals for coexistence in diversity

01-16-2019 The Secretary General of the World Islamic League calls on Burundians to foster ethnic and religious diversity and peaceful coexistence in their country. Bin Abdul Karim Al – Issa, Secretary General of the World Islamic League says Burundians should learn to live in harmony despite ethnic and religious differences. (...)
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Disputes within UPRONA party

01-15-2019 Some members of the UPRONA party executive committee addressed a correspondence this January 6 to the president of the party asking him to stand down. They accuse him of mismanaging the party resources and violating of internal regulations. Abel Gashatsi, the president of UPRONA party is accused, among other (...)
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PARCEM to set up Media Observatory

01-11-2019 Faustin Ndikumana, chairman of PARCEM, an organization involved in the changes of mindset says the media observatory’s objective will be to follow closely activities done by media houses and their regulator-the National Communication Council. “Media play an important role in the country’s development. People give their points of view (...)
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Suppliers of fruit plants to be given half of owed money

01-10-2019 In a press conference held this Wednesday 9, the ombudsman says suppliers of fruit plants will be given half of their money. The government of Burundi owes BIF 5,061,280,790 for the supply of fruit plants since 2011. Edouard Nduwimana, the Burundi Ombudsman, says that his institution has found the (...)
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RDB leaves CNARED

01-10-2019 The Burundian Democrats Rally- RDB party, wing of Jérèmie Minani is not satisfied with the achievements made by CNARED.  « Our counterparts continue to suffer in different refugee camps while those living in the country including thousands of illegal and political detainees are bullied”, says Jérèmie Minani, RDB chairman adding (...)
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