Buterere Technical School legal representative arrested over education ministry accusations

12-28-2018 The legal representative of Buterere Technical School was arrested this December 25, 2018. The ministry of education accuses him of disappearing with the students’ files. Edouard Juma, spokesman for the ministry of education says Buterere Technical School legal representative disappeared during the investigation into the cheating case that occurred (...)

Politicians diverge on message delivered by Catholic Bishops

12-27-2018 Following the concerns raised by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi-CECAB on the prevailing situation in the country on the eve of Christmas Day, political leaders have differently welcomed the message delivered in different catholic churches. Tatien Sibomana, spokesperson for the Coalition of Independents ‘Amizero y’Abarundi” says the (...)

Entrepreneurship as cure for unemployed youths in Matana

12-27-2018 Ligala, prostitution, poverty, unemployment and drug consumption are some of the challenges faced by young high school and university graduates from Matana commune in Bururi province. The Catholic Church has succeeded to gather unemployed youth into an association. It is a huge relief for the unemployed youths of Matana (...)

Education ministry worried about high school dropouts

12-26-2018 Over 280.600 cases of dropouts are recorded at the national level during the 2017-2018 school year. The ministry of education is concerned about the phenomenon. Juma Edouard, spokesperson for the ministry of education, says the ministry has run a campaign to sensitize people to two phenomena that threaten the (...)

CECAB concerned over situation prevailing in Burundi

12-26-2018 On the eve of the celebration of Christmas Day on 25 December, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) says there are some facts indicating that the situation in the country needs to be improved. Bishop Joachim Ntahondereye, Chairman of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi says (...)

Letter to Museveni vs Epistle to Nkurunziza

12-25-2018 On Saturday (December 15th), the spokesman for Burundi President returned to the exchange of letters between President Nkurunziza and his Ugandan counterpart. He speaks about a leak and condemns it. “The official letters exchanged between the Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza and his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, are incontestable. But (...)

Christmas celebrations not so popular this year

12-25-2018 On the eve of Christmas celebrations, sellers complain about the lack of customers. “There isn’t any sign which shows that Christmas is tomorrow. On such a day, there used to be a lot of clients and movement of people buying food stuff in the market. I am still waiting, (...)

Gitega town to become political capital of Burundi

12-21-2018 The Council of Ministers which was held at Gitega presidential palace this December 21, 2018 has adopted the bill setting the political capital of Burundi in Gitega province and the economic capital in Bujumbura city. Jean Claude Karerwa Ndenzako, spokesman for the President of Burundi, says the meetings of (...)

Four killed in grenade explosion in Kirundo Province

12-21-2018 A mother and her three children were killed in grenade explosion. The woman and two of her children died on the spot while the other kid died at the hospital. It was around 7:00 p.m. on 19 December when two grenades were thrown by unknown people inside the household (...)
EAC integration

“Burundi withdrawal from EAC would be big loss” says corruption watchdog

12-21-2018 Gabriel Rufyiri chairman of OLUCOME, a local corruption watchdog, says there will be consequences for the country and Burundians if Burundi withdraws from the East African Community -EAC. “With the integration into the EAC, Burundi has benefited from the free movement of people and goods within the community,” he (...)