Lorraine Josiane Manishatse

Four cholera cases detected in Rugombo since beginning of week

Sources report that there has been a cholera outbreak in Mparambo and Munyika areas in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke province in the north west of Burundi since the beginning of the week. Four people have already caught this disease caused by the lack of clean water. “We are all exposed to various diseases caused by […] (...)

Use of chemical fertilizers exacerbates environment pollution in Burundi, activist says

Since 2012, Burundians have doubled the amount of chemical fertilizers used per hectare, which has exacerbated environmental pollution, said Tharcisse Ndayizeye, an environmental activist also member of the Burundian Observatory of Water and Sanitation. It was on the occasion of the World Environment Day celebrated each June 5th. Mr Ndayizeye indicates that Burundian farmers have […] (...)

CNC to impose sanction against RFI for exclusive interview with Marguerite Barankitse

In a press release issued on June 3, Burundi media regulator-CNC has accused Radio France Internationale of airing unbalanced information in an interview with Marguerite Barankitse, a Burundian human rights activist currently living in exile on June 2nd. The founder of ‘Maison Shalom’Burundaise is wanted by Burundian justice. “The journalists who conducted the interview did […] (...)

CNC opens public Whatsapp number to evaluate media

“The national media regulator- CNC has opened a Whatsapp number to Burundian people to evaluate the contents of radio and television stations operating in Burundi,” announced Nestor Bankumukunzi, chairman of CNC on May 31. Citizens will send critical messages about the information broadcast by various local media to79707777. The team in charge of monitoring the […] (...)

Four killed in armed attack in north of Bujumbura

At least four people have been killed in an attack led by unidentified armed people in the night of May 28, police spokesman says. They attacked Nestor Ntakarutimana’s home located in Kanga neighborhood of Kinama zone in the north of Bujumbura city. “Before breaking into Ntakarutimana’s house, the criminals shot a shopkeeper from the neighborhood […] (...)

Four killed in armed attack in north of Bujumbura

At least four people have been killed in an attack led by unidentified armed people in the night of May 28, police spokesman says. They attacked Nestor Ntakarutimana’s home located in Kanga neighborhood of Kinama zone in the north of Bujumbura city. “Before breaking into Ntakarutimana’s house, the criminals shot a shopkeeper from the neighborhood […] (...)

Over 400 goats died of strange disease within month in Ngozi

Breeders from Tangara commune in the northern province of Ngozi are worried about a contagious disease that attack small domestic ruminant and has been spreading in the province for a month. They say the goats that contracted the disease experience severe diarrhea and die within a week. “I had eight goats. Five of them died […] (...)

Administrative Court adjourns trial between Bonesha FM radio and CNC

The Administrative Court of Bujumbura has adjourned for June 24 the public hearing of the trial opposing the Radio Without Borders ‘Bonesha FM’ and Burundi Media Regulator-CNC that was scheduled for 27 May 2019. CNC defense lawyer has not brought the complete file about the trial. “We note that CNC did not communicate with its […] (...)

Eight killed by hippos in Rumonge within five months

Eight people have been killed and others injured by hippos in Lake Tanganyika since the beginning of this year in Rumonge and Nyanza-Lac communes of Rumonge province. The population is asking to be fully protected. Two fishermen died on 12 May in Lake Tanganyika in Busebwa area of Rumonge commune. Four fishermen were in a […] (...)

New public transport buses to be soon available in Bujumbura City

In session of oral questions held in the National Assembly this May 23, the Ministry of Transport has said it has already signed agreements with some companies that want to import buses which will be used in public transport in Bujumbura City. Jean Bosco Ntunzwenimana has told MPs that an agreement has been signed between […] (...)
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Environment

Eight killed by hippos in Rumonge within five months

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CNC accuses “some media” of broadcasting unbalanced information

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Politics

Justice decision to seize properties of alleged coup plotters arouses controversy

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