Diane Uwimana

Over 4300 Burundians to be immunized against Ebola

The Ministry of Public Health has begun a vaccination campaign against Ebola virus at Gatumba border post on 13 August. Beneficiaries are the front line health workers. Agents working for Burundi Revenue Authority, banks, soldiers and police officers operating in 21 districts prioritized in the preparation for the Ebola response will also be vaccinated. The […] (...)

Burundi government bans import of plastic bags from August 22nd

Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock has said all imports of plastic bags, non-biodegradable bags and raw materials used to manufacture them are prohibited from August 22nd and all authorizations already granted for this purpose will be canceled. “A person who will be caught after the grace period, in possession of a […] (...)

CNDD ready to participate in 2020 elections, says spokesman

At a press conference held this August 12, Gaspard Kobako, Spokesperson for the party National Council for the Defense of Democracy-CNDD has said members of the party will participate in the 2020 elections if nothing hinders the electoral process. “We have already shown our will to participate in the 2020 elections and our members are […] (...)

Federation defending child rights deplores killing of children

Isidore Nteturuye, National Coordinator of the Federation of Associations involved in defending child rights –FENADEB says three children were victims of mistreatment. On 8 August, a mother stabbed her one-week-old kid in Busoni commune of Kirundo province in the north of Burundi. On 6 August, a man decapitated a four-year-old kid in Ngozi province because […] (...)

Japan grants one million dollar to support vulnerable people in Kirundo province

The Japanese government has granted one million dollar to World Food Program in Burundi to assist 17 thousand vulnerable households in Kirundo province in the north of the country. Virginia Villar Arribas, Country Representative of World Food Program says the support is intended for the project that aims at fighting malnutrition of under-five children and […] (...)

Measures to prevent cholera not yet implemented in Bujumbura city

The trade and movement of cooked food, juice, water packed in plastic bags…are still observed in public places in the economic capital Bujumbura. On 7 August, around 10: 30 a.m. on 24th Avenue in Buyenzi neighborhood, people rush to prepare foods. “We think that we are not concerned by the decision recently imposed by Bujumbura […] (...)

Over 120 cholera cases recorded in Bujumbura city

Freddy Mbonimpa, Bujumbura Mayor has said 126 cases of cholera have already been detected in Bujumbura. “Between four and five new cases are registered per day”, he says adding that the targeted areas include Kanyosha, Buyenzi, Buterere and Cibitoke neighborhoods. Bujumbura Mayor says some restaurants and bars in the economic capital are in breach of […] (...)

CNARED to participate in 2020 elections

Anicet Niyonkuru, Executive Secretary of CNARED, an opposition platform in exile says members of the council living in the country have decided to participate in the 2020 elections. “Even though CNARED may not join others in the electoral process, our members have decided that they will vote at any cost”, says Niyonkuru adding that the […] (...)

National land commission says lies and fake documents hamper its work

Dieudonné Mbonimpa, Spokesperson for the National Commission for Lands and other Properties-CNTB says several obstacles hinder the achievements of the commission. “Lies, fake testimonies and documents slow down the work of the commission,” he says. For him, it becomes difficult to verify some documents as the stubs of some files disappeared in the archives of […] (...)

National land commission says lies and fake documents hamper its work

Dieudonné Mbonimpa, Spokesperson for the National Commission for Lands and other Properties-CNTB says several obstacles hinder the achievements of the commission. “Lies, fake testimonies and documents slow down the work of the commission,” he says. For him, it becomes difficult to verify some documents as the stubs of some files disappeared in the archives of […] (...)
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