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Baby born dead, mother in coma due to doctor’s absence, nurses claim

06-29-2017 A mother who had gone into coma had a stillborn because the doctor who was expected to be on duty on Wednesday night was ABSENT, say the nurses unions at the unique University Hospital of Burundi. A mother fell into coma and gave birth to a dead baby at (...)

Burundi accuses the West and international organisations of conspiracy

06-29-2017 Government ministers and members of the Parliament have claimed that the international community’s worry over security and human rights is a plot against Burundi. Four government ministers in a Q&A session with two parliament commissions have claimed anew on Wednesday that Burundi is victim of a conspiracy by some (...)

Burundi downplays US Department of State apprehension over violence in country

06-27-2017 Government officials dismiss the Department of State’s claim that traveling to Burundi is potentially dangerous for US citizens. Burundi government has responded to the US Department of State warning against traveling to Burundi by downplaying the premise of the warning. The Department of State issued on 23 June a (...)

Prisoners kept in jail after serving sentence decry injustice

06-24-2017 Prisoners claim a failure to manage prison sentences and release detainees on time is prevalent in Burundi. Five prisoners who have served two year sentences for their contribution to the failed coup of 2015 are still in prison more than a month after their two-year terms ended. They are (...)

Iwacu asks for protection for endangered family of missing journalist Jean Birigirimana

06-22-2017 On the 11th month of the disappearance of former Iwacu journalist Jean Bigirimana, his employer calls on the government to protect the journalist’s threatened family. Iwacu calls on the government to guarantee the security for its missing journalist’s family that says it’s in danger because of death threats it (...)

New threat to wife of missing journalist: “you will soon join him …”

06-21-2017 “We will not be held accountable for your blood”, says the author of the threat. The wife of Jean Bigirimana, the former Iwacu journalist who went missing from July 2016, has received a chilling message threatening her with death, a second threat she has received in the last three (...)

Murder of wife by husband highlights criminal homicide peculiarity about Kirundo province

06-20-2017 The northern province of Kirundo is peculiarly rife with criminal homicide between spouses. The police say they cannot explain the phenomenon. The latest case: a man fatally battered his wife on Monday around midnight, the police report. Gabriel Nyabenda fatally injured his wife, Francine Nsengimana. The reports say he (...)

No health care assistance for albinos, six “face impending death from skin cancer”

06-13-2017 The representative of albinos in Burundi says six known albinos might die of skin cancer due to the lack of health care assistance. The lack of health care assistance will soon lead to the death of at least six albinos, says Kassim Kazungu, the Chairman of Albinos Sans Frontières-Burundi (...)

Lack of “tactical discipline” has caused South-Sudan to lose match to Burundi

06-12-2017 South-Sudan football team coach has admitted his players’ mistake cost them the African Cup of Nations qualifier with Burundi that feared them. The national team of South-Sudan suffered a 3-0 embarrassing defeat in an African Cup of Nations (CAN) match with Burundi because it lacked tactical discipline, according to (...)

Electricity: Rolling blackouts to give way to higher prices

06-08-2017 Some consumers wonder whether the shortage of electricity they have experienced over the last months has been caused by the fact that they were paying little. After several months of getting electricity on rolling blackouts, residents of Bujumbura city will “soon” start receiving the electricity normally, but at higher (...)