Bella Lucia Nininahazwe

Burundians urged to embrace tolerance

Burundians are called on to embrace political tolerance to avoid violence that may arise. This was said in a workshop organized by a local NGO, ‘Initiative et Changement’, this Wednesday 3rd 2019. Protais Nteziriba, former university lecturer and consultant calls on all Burundians to adopt and preach tolerance in their daily life. “Tolerance is a […] (...)

Two people died in scuffles between population and police in Vumbi

Two people died in the morning of Wednesday 3April in Kibande area, Vumbi commune in Kirundo province. According to Jean Baptiste Kwizera, communal administrator, since Tuesday night, the population wanted to kill a resident of that locality accusing him of being a sorcerer. The police who intervened to save him was disobeyed by people. “The […] (...)

Bujumbura city street sweepers stage sit-in before mayor office

Around 400 employees of Bujumbura municipality have staged a sit-in in front of the office of the mayor this Monday 1 April to claim their four-month salary. “Since December last year, we have not yet got our salary. Now, it is four months. How does the mayor office want us to live?” wonders M.N, a […] (...)

Burundian theater evolving but…

While the world celebrates the Theater Day every March 27, Burundian youth operating in the theater sector acknowledge its evolution but say there is still a lot to be done. Arthur Banshayeko, Burundian comedian and theater director, says many theater companies are being created. “Youth are investing a great deal in the theater sector. The […] (...)

Soil compaction causes destruction of houses in north of Bujumbura

At least 20 houses have already been destroyed and others are about to collapse in Kuwinterekwa quarter in Gihosha zone of Ntahangwa commune in the northern part of Bujumbura since the past two months. Soil compaction is the cause. Destroyed houses, others half damaged, small and big ravines as well as water in small alleys […] (...)

Lake Tanganyika should be protected, says environmentalist

Experts call for measure to protect Lake Tanganyika which is the main source of clean water in Burundi. On the occasion of the celebration of the world Water Day this 22 March, Gaspard Ntakimazi, university lecturer and environmentalist, says the pipes used for the abstraction of drinking water from Lake Tanganyika were located at some […] (...)

Remains of man dug up in Ndava commune

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR, this March 20, dug up the remains of a man reportedly killed in 1993 in Mahonda area in Ndava commune of Mwaro province. Aloys Batungwanayo, CVR commissioner, says the remains of a man identified as Déo Nizigama was discovered during farming activities two months ago. “Local administration alerted CVR that […] (...)

Three Sahwanya Frodebu party members arrested in Makamba Commune

Three members of Frodebu party are in police custody since Tuesday 20 March 2019. They are accused of having beaten the Imbonerakure- youth affiliated to the ruling party-CNDD-FDD on Sunday 17 March 2019. The police say some youths affiliated to the ruling party have reported that three members of Frodebu party have ill-treated and beaten […] (...)

Two policemen shot dead in Mutimbuzi commune

Two policemen were killed and their guns robbed yesterday around 2 a.m. in Maramvya area, Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura province. Police say adding that investigations into the attack are underway. N.M, a young woman met in Maramvya area, says she heard the shooting while going out in the night. “I was coming back from outside […] (...)

Burundi to address e-waste management problem

Burundi hosts the 4th regional workshop on sustainable e-waste management in the east African region and East African Communications Organization Working Group- EACO WG 7 from this March 18. Donatien Manirampa, Director General of Burundi agency of telecommunication regulation-ARCT says Burundi collects over 30 thousand tons of e-waste every year. He says if it is […] (...)