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Hunt for high school students launched after tearing their uniforms to shreds

08-19-2019 A school principal in Bubanza province decided that 10 students who just graduated won’t be awarded with diplomas. He accuses them of having torn apart their uniforms and behaved badly at the end of the state exam. The decision has sparked a lot of reactions. An audio has been (...)
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Education Ministry deplores poor performance in national test 2019 edition

08-16-2019 At a press conference held on August 16th, the Burundian Minister of Education has said the results of the national test 2019 edition are generally bad. “Only 14% of candidates who took the national test have got at least 50%, i.e. 100 out of 200,” says Janvière Ndirahisha, Burundian (...)
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Burundian mulattoes faced with several problems, says AMEGL

08-14-2019 In a press briefing held on August 14th, the Association of mulattoes in the Great Lakes Region says mulattoes in Burundi face social discrimination in their everyday life. “Mulattoes have always been in search of their African roots with a desire to reunite with their families of origins,” says (...)
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Over 4300 Burundians to be immunized against Ebola

08-14-2019 The Ministry of Public Health has begun a vaccination campaign against Ebola virus at Gatumba border post on 13 August. Beneficiaries are the front line health workers. Agents working for Burundi Revenue Authority, banks, soldiers and police officers operating in 21 districts prioritized in the preparation for the Ebola (...)
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Catnip, another means of preventing malaria in Burundi

08-14-2019 In a press conference held on August 13th, the Ministry of Health has said catnip can help to fight against malaria. Thaddée Ndikumana, Burundian Minister of Health says mosquito nets were made to protect people from mosquitoes in the night. “However, due to climate change, we have realized that (...)
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Burundi government bans import of plastic bags from August 22nd

08-14-2019 Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock has said all imports of plastic bags, non-biodegradable bags and raw materials used to manufacture them are prohibited from August 22nd and all authorizations already granted for this purpose will be canceled. “A person who will be caught after the (...)
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Health Ministry calls on population to go for hepatitis check-up

08-13-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the World Hepatitis Day, the Ministry of Health has called on Burundians to go for regular hepatitis check-up. “Over 2% of blood donors through the national center of blood transfusion-CNTS suffer from hepatitis,” says Thaddée Ndikumana, Burundian Minister of Public Health, adding (...)
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Japan grants one million dollar to support vulnerable people in Kirundo province

08-09-2019 The Japanese government has granted one million dollar to World Food Program in Burundi to assist 17 thousand vulnerable households in Kirundo province in the north of the country. Virginia Villar Arribas, Country Representative of World Food Program says the support is intended for the project that aims at (...)
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Measures to prevent cholera not yet implemented in Bujumbura city

08-08-2019 The trade and movement of cooked food, juice, water packed in plastic bags…are still observed in public places in the economic capital Bujumbura. On 7 August, around 10: 30 a.m. on 24th Avenue in Buyenzi neighborhood, people rush to prepare foods. “We think that we are not concerned by (...)
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Burundian indigenous people face several challenges, says UNIPROBA

08-08-2019 In a workshop held on August 7th, the Association for the Promotion of Batwa-UNIPROBA has said indigenous people in Burundi also known as Batwa are confronted with many problems including poverty and illiteracy. Emmanuel Nengo, Chairman of UNIPROBA says Batwa people in Burundi encounter problems such as food insecurity, (...)
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