Rain damage risks cutting off Bujumbura from other provinces

01-30-2020 More than 130 houses were destroyed as a result of the torrential rain that hit Bujumbura city in the afternoon of 28 January. The National Platform for Risk Prevention and Disaster Management warns that Bujumbura will be cut off from the rest of other provinces if nothing is done (...)

7000 bodies identified in fourteen mass graves in Ruvubu site

01-29-2020 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) has started the activities of exhuming the remains of dead bodies buried in mass graves in Ruvubu site in Karusi province this January 27. Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, CVR Chairman has said that the victims are from Gitega, Karusi, Ruyigi and Muyinga Provinces and (...)

Buterere residents stage sit-in before Ombudsman office

02-07-2019 The government has given a period of one month to the people residing all around Buterere wastewater treatment plant in Ntahangwa urban commune to leave the locality. They have decided to stage a sit-in before the Ombudsman’s office asking him to help resolve the problem. Women, Children, men, young (...)

Bujumbura: Muha bridge on the verge of collapsing

01-25-2019 The bridge linking Mukaza commune to that of Muha in the Burundian capital at National Road 3 is about to collapse. The situation was worsened by the heavy rain that fell on 18 January. The installations of the company in charge of supplying water and electricity are not protected. (...)

Communication ministry to serve as bridge between journalists and administration

01-22-2019 The ministry of communication promised to serve as bridge between journalists and administration. Mr. Frédéric Nahimana, Minister of Communication, says it when he was presenting his ministry’s achievements for the second semester 2018, this Monday 21 January 2019. He says he is fully aware that there is an advantage (...)

Cibitoke: Rugogo bridge to collapse

01-05-2019 Rugogo bridge linking Mabayi to Bukinanyana commune in Cibitoke province is about to collapse at any moment. Administration officials reassure the local residents from both localities. Located at 118 km from the capital Bujumbura, Rugogo bridge connecting Mabayi commune to that of Bukinanyana can completely collapse at any moment. (...)

Floods hit again Bujumbura northern areas

04-03-2017 The torrential rain that fell in the afternoon of 2 April claimed the life of one kid and caused a lot of damage. Floods have inundated houses and infrastructures in Kamenge northern neighborhood of the capital Bujumbura. The victims demand that the drainage channels be rehabilitated. Houses, schools, shops, (...)

Muha emergency bridge now functional

10-11-2016 The makeshift bridge connecting Muha and Mukaza municipalities which was destroyed following the torrential rains that fell in Bujumbura on Saturday night is now operational. This bridge was built to temporarily replace the former one under construction for four months since it got destroyed and thus blocking the usual (...)

Transportation buses forbidden to cross Burundi- Rwanda border

08-05-2016 This measure was implemented on 4 August by the police. PAFE (Migration police) agents prevented all public transportation buses going to or from Rwanda from crossing the border. Sources from Kanyaru border post revealed that travelers who left Bujumbura before 10 am were able to continue their trip but (...)
EAC integration

Playing sport to enhance local authority cooperation

10-17-2014 Ugandahosted the East African Local Authorities Sports and Culture Association (EALASCA)from 28th September to 5thOctober 2014 in Kampala.–By Yves Didier Irakoze The main objective of EALASCA is to reinforce friendship between City Councils in the region and to share cultures and customs. Phocas Mpezindagano, Cultural and Socio-sportive Counselor in (...)