Environment
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Rubbish thrown in public places to be removed within two weeks

06-18-2019 The minister of Health has given a two-week ultimatum to local authorities of Bwiza and Mutanga neighborhoods to remove tons of rubbish lying in the both neighborhoods. “All this rubbish must be removed before the end of June and you must take necessary measures to prevent your citizens from (...)
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Rumonge: Waste management poses problem without dump

06-12-2019 Waste from households or units extracting palm oil and the lack of latrines in some public places are the main concerns expressed by the population during an exchange meeting organized by “Yaga Burundi” association. The commune promises the establishment of a dumpDue to the lack of a dump, wastes (...)
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Use of chemical fertilizers exacerbates environment pollution in Burundi, activist says

06-06-2019 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 (...)
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Eight killed by hippos in Rumonge within five months

05-24-2019 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 (...)
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Cibitoke: Heavy gunshots in Nyungwe forest cause panic in Mugina and Mabayi

04-30-2019 The population of Mugina and Mabayi communes bordering Rwanda is gripped with fear. Heavy gunshots have been heard recently in Nyungwe forest. The authorities reassure them. Gunshots worry the inhabitants of Ngoma and Nyamihana hills of Rubona zone in Mugina commune and those of Ruhororo zone in Mabayi commune (...)
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Natural disasters threaten Bujumbura

04-24-2019 Many houses have already been destroyed and others are about to collapse in different parts of the economic capital of Burundi. An expert says there has been a poor land management. In Kinanira neighborhood of Muha urban commune, the road is about to be destroyed by a ravine which (...)
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Gazelle returned to original habitat

04-18-2019 The Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock returned on April 17 in the Rusizi Natural Park, a gazelle found on April 16 in Isare commune of Bujumbura province. “The gazelle was wandering in the neighborhoods of Isare. We thank the woman who, instead of slaughtering or selling it, (...)
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Floods threaten Buterere inhabitants

04-11-2019 Some inhabitants of Buterere neighborhood especially in Kinyankonge area say they are threatened by floods. They say they live in fear every time it rains because Kinyankonge river flows into their households and fields. Zainabu Baricako, a mother of four children, says whenever she goes to do her business, (...)
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10% of water sources dried up in Burundi

04-11-2019 Gaspard Ntakimazi, expert in hydrobiology says it is normal that water fountains get dry while others continue to dry up following climate changes. “We were not accustomed to water sources that dry up in the country but this used to happen in other countries throughout the world,” he says (...)
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Collapsing ravine continues causing damages in south of Bujumbura

03-29-2019 Part of a school commonly known as “Kwa Vyisi” and its fence has already collapsed. School activities have been suspended since the past three weeks. The ravine is located in Kinanira 2 area, in Musaga neighborhood of Muha commune, in the south of the capital Bujumbura. So far, it (...)
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