Coronavirus: China reassures Burundian students

02-18-2020 At a press conference held this February 17, Li Changlin, Chinese Ambassador to Burundi has recommended Burundian students in China who are on holidays in their country to limit their outings and avoid participating in rallies. “They must remember to do a temperature test twice a day for 14 (...)

Burundi ready to prevent spread of coronavirus, Minister of Health says

01-31-2020 “People suspected of having contracted coronavirus will be quarantined at Prince Regent Charles Hospital. We have set up isolation rooms there, “Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Health announced at a joint press conference held with WHO on 31 January. He says the patient will have to spend 14 days there (...)

When former Bujumbura Central Market to be operational? People wonder

01-28-2020 Seven years after the Bujumbura Central Market burned down; many Burundians wonder why the place that housed that former commercial establishment remains unexploited. They regret that it is a huge loss for the country not to exploit that large space located in the center of the capital. The main (...)

Burundi industry is struggling, industrialists say

12-04-2019 The Association of Burundi Industrialists (AIB) reveals that this sector confronts financial and technical problems. “Burundi industry faces the lack of energy, foreign currencies and reliable and developed infrastructure,” said Olivier Suguru, chairman of the Association of Burundi Industrialists. It was in an exchange workshop organized by AIB along (...)

Repeated and inappropriate use of antibiotics undermines health, warns WHO

11-20-2019 “Antimicrobial resistance threatens to undermine health security and our progress towards universal health coverage, just as it risks reversing the medical advances of the twentieth century,” said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa in a statement issued on the occasion of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019. (...)

Musigati, the price of information

10-25-2019 Four Iwacu reporters who were sent to cover the attack that occurred in Musigati commune of Bubanza Province on October 22, 2019 could not do their job. They were arrested by the police. The reason was that the area was dangerous. To their great surprise, they found themselves in (...)
EAC integration

Burundi towards African Continental Free Trade Area

10-25-2019 The UN Economic Commission for Africa and Trademark East Africa are undertaking a project to support Burundi’s integration within the African Continental Free Trade Area-AfCTA. Stakeholders have met to share views during the Burundi National Forum on AfCTA that took place in Bujumbura, this Thursday October 24. The African (...)

Human rights organizations urge immediate and unconditional release of arrested journalists

10-25-2019 In a statement issued on 24 October, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of four journalists and their driver working for Iwacu newspaper. A team of four journalists of Iwacu newspaper namely Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza were arrested on (...)

Towards eradication of armed groups in eastern DRC?

10-22-2019 In a leaked document, the FARDC Army Chief of Staff invites his Burundian counterpart to a meeting in Goma. The objective of the meeting is to establish a regional coalition bringing together Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC to eradicate the armed groups based in the east of the (...)

First blind student to access higher education says he faces several challenges

10-04-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the Day of Blind People, Daniel Ntiranyibagira, the first blind student to study at the university says the lack of materials for studies and money for daily survival is among the many challenges he is faced with. Daniel Ntiranyibagira, Chairman of the (...)