Diane Uwimana


School activities suspended for two days over swearing-in of President-elect

06-18-2020 Patrice Tuhabonyimana, Provincial Director of Education in Bujumbura city has said school activities will be suspended for two days respectively on 18 and 19 June following the swearing-in of President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye in Gitega political province, on June 18. He says about 300 cheerleaders will participate in the ceremonies. (...)

Widow’s house destroyed in Kayogoro for not having voted for ruling

06-18-2020 A house belonging to a seventy-year-old widow from Gatabo locality in Kayogoro commune in Makamba Province has been destroyed under the orders from the communal administrator. According to Laurent Harushimana, CNL party leader in Makamba Province, Concessa Nzeyimana is accused of not having voted for the ruling CNDD-FDD party (...)

World Bank finances USD 5 million to curb COVID-19 spread in Burundi

06-17-2020 The National Assembly analyzed and adopted this June 16 a draft bill on the financing agreement of USD 5 million between the World Bank and Burundi in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Domitien Ndihokubwayo, the Finance Minister who presented the draft bill before (...)

Burundi elders to be fully supported

06-16-2020 On the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrated on 15 June, old people sheltered by “Sainte Elisabeth” Hospice in Bujumbura city call for support as they are victims of discrimination and rejection by their family members. Sainte Elisabeth Hospice shelters at least 50 old people including (...)

One killed in western region of Burundi

06-16-2020 At least one person shot dead and another injured by Charles Hakizimana, a police officer in Mpanda commune in Bubanza province in the night of June 14. Rénovat Nduwayo, owner of a local bar, has been accused of turning on the radio. According to Frédéric Congera, administrator of Mpanda (...)

COVID-19: Burundi records 11 new cases

06-12-2020 In a statement issued on June 10, the Ministry of Public Heath reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 which raises the total positive cases to 94. The Rapid Response Team established by the Ministry of Public Health has conducted the screening of 85 people including 37 actives cases under (...)

COVID-19: Burundi artists to anticipate market measures

06-12-2020 Adalbert Hazikimana, Executive Officer in the Sectorial Chamber of Arts and Crafts -SHASAA- says the outbreak of COVID-19 in Burundi has affected the artistic sector. “Tourists were our main customers as they could easily find our products in different hotels,” says Hakizimana. He says there is a big loss (...)

Politicians mourn death of President Pierre Nkurunziza

06-11-2020 The Burundian government announced an “unexpected” death of the Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza in the afternoon of June 9. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for the Burundian government said President Pierre Nkurunziza died due to a cardiac arrest in hospital in Karusi Province in the morning of June 8 after feeling (...)

“Artemisia to boost people’s immunity”

06-10-2020 Gynette Karirekinyana, Chief Executive Officer of International Cooperation Ethics Advisory Agency-ACECI says the experience from other countries using Artemisia to cure COVID-19 would inspire Burundians. “We are lucky to already grow Artemisia in Burundi. Experience from other countries should inspire us,” says Karirekinyana, at a news conference held this (...)
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Burundi President dead due to heart attack

06-09-2020 Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesman for the Burundian government says President Pierre Nkurunziza died at “Natwe Turashoboye” Hospital in Karusi Province in the afternoon of June 8. In a statement issued this June 9, Prosper Ntahorwamiye says President Nkurunziza felt discomfort in the night of June 6 and quickly went to (...)