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Repatriation of Burundian refugees at all costs

09-16-2019 Since 9 September, Burundian refugees in Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania have been deprived of markets. The situation was exacerbated by the agreement signed between Tanzania and Burundi to launch a huge campaign of mass return of refugees from October 1st. Markets in Nyarugusu camp have been closed since 9 (...)
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Heavy rain causes material damage in northwestern Burundi

09-13-2019 At least 100 houses were destroyed due to torrential rain that hit Mugina commune of Cibitoke province in northwestern Burundi in the afternoon of September 12. Local administration calls on the population to help each other. A torrential rain mixed with strong winds fell yesterday afternoon in Mugina commune (...)
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The Red Cross to improve first aid services in Burundi

09-13-2019 On the occasion of the World First Aid Day celebrated yearly on September 14th, the Red Cross Burundi has said there is a need to improve first aid services in the country. Anselme Katiyunguruza, Secretary General of the Red Cross in Burundi says first aid services are not enough (...)
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CFOR-Arusha not to participate in 2020 elections

09-13-2019 Charles Nditije, one of the founders of the Coalition of Burundian Opposition Forces for the Restoration of the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement-CFOR-Arusha has said the coalition is against the 2020 elections. “The electoral process will be organized in a biased framework,” he said adding that the political and (...)
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Gasenyi II basic school experiences serious lack of desks

09-13-2019 At Gasenyi II Basic School located in Gihosha zone of Ntahangwa commune in the north of Bujumbura, pupils in many classes sit on the floor while studying. Six classrooms at Gasenyi II Basic School have no single desk. Some others have very few desks compared to the high number (...)
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RANAC party to participate in 2020 elections at any cost

09-12-2019 Aloys Baricako, Chairman of RANAC says his party is determined to participate in the 2020 elections under any circumstances. “The texts governing our party are clear. RANAC party will no longer boycott the elections unless there is a major force preventing all Burundians from partaking in them,” he says. (...)
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USA for voluntary repatriation of refugees in Great Lakes Region

09-12-2019 At a press conference held this Wednesday, September 11, the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa has said the repatriation of Burundian refugees judged to be “forced” by some people, must follow a voluntary process. J. Peter Pham has said “the forced repatriation of refugees (...)
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Over 420 cholera cases recorded in two months in Bujumbura City

09-12-2019 Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Public Health says the number of people suffering from cholera continues to increase since it was declared last July. “At least two cases of cholera are recorded per day,” says Minister Ndikumana. He also says Bujumbura neighborhoods are the most affected. “The poor sanitation is (...)
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Ministry of education to prevent linguistic interference in basic school

09-12-2019 This September 11th, the spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Training has said the basic school young learners may experience linguistic interference as they learn four languages at the same time. “Teaching four languages at the same time in the first years of basic school may (...)
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Lack of information as major challenge of COMESA integration

09-11-2019 The Kenyan capital hosted from 9 to 10 September the 6th Regional Sensitization Workshop for Business Reporters on Competition Law and Trade Development within the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). “The purpose of the competitive law is enhancing the welfare of the general community by reducing (...)
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