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No complaint received about Rugerinyange disappearance, say Police

10-04-2019 Jean Marie Rugerinyange, Senior official in the Ministry of Culture and Sports has been missing since September 30th. According to his relatives, he was last seen at his home located Kinanira IV neighborhood in Muha urban commune, in the south of Bujumbura City in the night of September 30th. (...)
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Ministry of Trade deplores increase in price of cement

09-11-2019 At a press conference held this September 10th, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism has denounced a considerable increase in price of cement made by Burundi Cement Company-BUCECO since the past few days. Jean Marie Niyokindi, Burundi Minister of Trade has said a cement bag which should be (...)
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About 20 fishing boat engines stolen since beginning of 2019

03-20-2019 Fishermen worry about the theft resurgence of fishing boat engines in Lake Tanganyika. Armed robbery is reported in Rumonge Province, in the south of Burundi. “About 20 engines have been stolen since the beginning of 2019 in Rumonge and Nyanza Lake communes of Rumonge and Makamba provinces respectively,” says (...)
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Burundian woman has average of 5.5 children, ISTEEBU reveals

11-21-2018 “The fertility level decreased from 6.9 children per woman in 1987 to 6.4 children in 2010 and to 5.5 children in 2016-2017,” reveal the results of the 2016-2017 Demographic and Health Survey conducted by the Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of Burundi-ISTEEBU. According to the results of this (...)
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UN General Assembly holds peace summit in honour of Nelson Mandela.

09-25-2018 The United Nations General Assembly has organised this 24 September, a day before the start of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly, a peace summit in honour of Nelson Mandela. The focus of this summit is first to celebrate a centenary of the birth (...)
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Burundi Government committed to fighting brain drain, says first deputy President

10-04-2017 During the presentation of the achievements of eight ministries under his supervision in the National Assembly, the first vice president says Burundian students will no longer be allowed to go to study in some countries where more brilliant students are kept and considered for posts. Gaston Sindimwo, first deputy (...)
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Célestin Ndayizeye was sworn in as new Environment Minister

01-24-2017 The swearing-in ceremony of Senator Célestin Ndayizeye as the new Minister of Water, Environment and Urban Planning has taken place in the Burundi National Assembly this Thursday 24 January 2017. Senator Ndayizeye was appointed by a presidential decree No. 100 of 23 January 2017. He replaces the late Emmanuel (...)
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Burundi expects good results from COP22

11-10-2016 Several African ministers in charge of water are taking part in the 22nd Conference of Parties-COP22 organized in Morocco (7-18 November). Water issues are at the top of the COP22 agenda. Burundi has submitted five projects to be supported. Eric Nkurunziza, activist in environment and lecturer of environment law (...)
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The director and WFP representative in Burundi is no longer alive

09-01-2016 Jacques Roy passed away on Wednesday, 31 August at 10 am; he is victim of cardiac arrest. He was attending a UNHCR meeting with other heads of United Nations Agencies when he was taken ill. He retreated to a side room and after the first aids on the spot, (...)
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Iwacu English is temporarily suspended due to financial constraints

11-02-2015 Iwacu English is temporarily suspended due to financial constraints. We will pick up where we left off as soon as possible. In the meantime we will sporadically publish translated articles from our colleagues in the French department. For those of you who wish to support our work, please check (...)