“Central corridor Dar-es-Salaam-Kigoma-Bujumbura is cheaper, faster and less risky”

09-19-2019 The Association of International Transport Operators in Burundi (ATIB) encourages Burundi economic operators to use the central corridor connecting Dar-es-Salaam and Kigoma by rail and Kigoma to Bujumbura by waterway through Lake Tanganyika. Eric Ntangaro, ATIB executive secretary says this lake route is faster, cheaper and less risky compared (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

Number of patients in need of blood increased in Burundi

06-16-2019 While the world celebrates the Blood Donor Day each June 14th, the Ministry of Health calls on the population meeting the required conditions to donate blood. “There are various groups of people who often need blood transfusion such as mothers during labor, newborn babies, children under five, those who (...)

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 (...)

Security Ministry to severely punish road code violation

02-28-2019 At least 47 transport vehicles of “Probox” type seized since 15 February have been released by the Security Ministry this 27 February 2018. They were seized following the violation of the road code, notably the high speed and improper loading. This was said in a meeting that the Security (...)

Bwiza residents worried about uncovered septic tanks located in streets

05-25-2018 On some avenues of Bwiza zone, in central Bujumbura, there are uncovered septic tanks that often cause accidents. Some residents of the Bwiza area fear for their road safety. On the 4th avenue of the zone, near the office of Bwiza zone, there are two uncovered holes in the (...)

OLUCOME denounces the use of State funds

05-14-2018 The chairman of OLUCOME, a corruption watchdog, deplores the use of state vehicles and public funds in the referendum campaign. He also denounces the transport of activists in trucks. “The observatory for the fight against corruption and economic embezzlement, OLUCOME, is taken aback by the use of government-owned vehicles (...)

Burundi: Body of National Volunteers to be established very soon

04-05-2018 The National Assembly has analyzed and unanimously adopted a bill on the creation of the national volunteers’ body. Jean Bosco Hitimana, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture has said the body will be managed by the National Center of Volunteers in Burundi that will be set up by a (...)

Mindset as one of challenges health sector in Burundi is faced with

02-19-2018 The health sector faces a variety of challenges among which, Burundians’ mentality. Sahabo Christophe, Kira Hospital representative, says health should be a priority. “Most of Burundians do not value health until they are seriously sick”. He said that during the celebration of the third edition of Kira Medical Awareness (...)