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CNIDH pleads for temporary suspension of deduction from teachers’ salary.

01-22-2020 The National Independent Commission for Human Rights has presented a seven-day investigation conducted on the conflict between two teachers’ unions-SYGEPEBU and SEPEDUC and a coalition of teachers’ union-COSESONA. The commission says the coalition violated the labor rules. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, Chairman of the National Independent Commission for Human Rights-CNIDH (...)
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COSSESSONA, union that arrested unionists

01-20-2020 The two representatives of SYGEPEBU and SEPEDUC trade unions are jailed in Bujumbura. The origin of their imprisonment is the resistance of these unions to forcibly join COSSESSONA, the coalition of teachers’ unions. It’s panic among other affiliates… The two unionists, currently in jail, never thought it would take (...)
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Security Minister says flood victims must protect themselves

01-16-2020 Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security and Disaster Management, says victims of floods in Bujumbura city are victims of uncontrolled constructions. “The best solution is to leave the localities. They know how they arrived there and they must do so to leave the places,” he says. It was (...)
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Over 50% of Burundian children under five to be suffering from chronic malnutrition

01-16-2020 “54.2% of children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition,” said Thaddée Ndikumana, Burundi Minister of Health while presenting a donation given by the World Bank to improve the health of children before parliamentarians this Wednesday. Mr Ndikumana has said 3.7% of children under the age of (...)
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Two teachers’ unions appreciate CNIDH intervention over their concerns

01-15-2020 On behalf of two teachers’ union namely the General Union of Teaching Staff in Burundi -SEPEDUC and the Union of Professional Teachers in Burundi-SYGEPEBU, Egide Nkeshimana, and Deputy Chairman of SEPEDUC says their unions appreciate the step achieved by the National Independent for Human Rights- CNIDH. “The Commission has (...)
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Environmental expert worried about urban territorial management

01-14-2020 Following the heavy rain that has fallen in different localities of the country causing heavy causalities especially in Bujumbura city over the past few days, a disaster management expert suggests solutions to overcome the situation. Léonidas Nibigira, a disaster management expert says the issue can be analyzed in two (...)
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Chairman of teachers’ union arrested in southern Burundi

01-10-2020 The chairman of the General Union of Teaching Staff in Burundi (SYGEPEBU) spent the second night in the police station of Rutana province in southern Burundi. Gérard Niyongabo, Chairman of the Union of Professional Teachers in Burundi (SEPEDUC] says Antoine Manuma, SYGEPEBU chairman was arrested in the evening of (...)
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Victims of floods are supported, says Human Rights Minister

01-10-2020 Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights, Gender and Social Affairs has said victims of floods that hit Bujumbura city and Cibitoke province have received assistance. “Different humanitarians intervene since natural disasters that have caused causalities hit some localities,” said Minister Nivyabandi. It was during the presentation of his ministry’s (...)
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CMCK: Sixty cases to be treated by otolaryngology and vascular surgery experts

01-07-2020 Pascal Barahandwa, medical director of care at Kinindo Medico-Surgical Center -CMCK says the center is organizing an eight-day medical camp in otolaryngology- O.R.L and vascular surgery. “We want to provide care to patients suffering from diseases that are not operable by permanent Burundian doctors,” he says adding that the (...)
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Victims of “Kuwinterekwa” flooding in despair

12-24-2019 The victims of the torrential rains that hit “Kuwinterekwa” and Nyabagere neighborhoods in the north of Bujumbura city in the night of December 21 are now sheltered at Kuwinterekwa” basic school. They fear the worst if nothing is done urgently. The situation is still deplorable. On 23 December, streets (...)