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Burundian children victims of external and internal slavery

04-18-2019 While 16April is the International Day for the Abolition of Child Slavery, children in Burundi are still victims of both internal and external slavery. Caritas Niyonkuru, 21 years old and mother of one child was a victim of child slavery in 2015.While she was working as a nanny in (...)
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Gazelle returned to original habitat

04-18-2019 The Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock returned on April 17 in the Rusizi Natural Park, a gazelle found on April 16 in Isare commune of Bujumbura province. “The gazelle was wandering in the neighborhoods of Isare. We thank the woman who, instead of slaughtering or selling it, (...)
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One shot dead by policeman in Mugina commune

04-17-2019 A man named Didace Nsanze was killed by a policeman in Rugajo locality, Mugina commune, Cibitoke province this Monday 15April 2019 at around 2 am. According to sources on the spot, both the policeman and the deceased person spent the evening together sharing beer and having discussions. “Both of (...)
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Over 5000 SGBV reported cases not brought to justice

04-17-2019 The report of ‘Zero Tolerance’ to Sexual and Gender Based Violence’ campaign reveals that more than 9500 cases of SGBV were reported in 2018, but only 4004 have been brought to justice from 2016 to 2018. Victims of SGBV in Kayanza province The Zero Tolerance Campaign is the seventh (...)
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Teaching staff required to wear wrapper on World Labor Day

04-12-2019 Janvière Ndirahisha, Minister of Education urges all civil servants from her institution to prepare for the World Labor Day celebrated on 1 May. In a note issued on 11 April, Minister Ndirahisha says each civil servant must contribute an amount of BIF 18,500 to buy a wrapper that they (...)
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Women urged to join parties to be sufficiently represented in decision-making

04-12-2019 Women leaders urge other women to join political parties to be adequately represented in decision-making bodies. They believe that responsibility positions are occupied by influential members of political parties. Women leaders regret that women are not adequately represented. According to a study conducted by Women and Peace Network, “women (...)
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Makamba administration reassures homeless returnees

04-12-2019 Following the returnees’ concerns over the lack of homes in their localities, Makamba province governor reassures. “We will do our best to help them have their shelters,” says Gad Niyukuri, Makamba Governor. He said it after Burundian refugees who had returned from Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania on 10 April (...)
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Floods threaten Buterere inhabitants

04-11-2019 Some inhabitants of Buterere neighborhood especially in Kinyankonge area say they are threatened by floods. They say they live in fear every time it rains because Kinyankonge river flows into their households and fields. Zainabu Baricako, a mother of four children, says whenever she goes to do her business, (...)
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Burundian Football Federation chairman calls for financial support

04-09-2019 After the Burundian national football team were qualified for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, RévérienNdikuriyo, chairman of the Burundian Football Federation (FFB) calls for financial support to the national team. “We call on all Burundians to support their team. We have already opened a bank account on (...)
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Minister of Education warns pupils with tattoos

04-09-2019 In an announcement made public this 7 April 2019, Janvière Ndirahisha, Minister of Education reminds pupils, teachers and parents that pupils in primary and secondary schools have no right to have tattoos or put on things that may change their look. “Pupils with tattoos have no places in Burundian (...)
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