Bujumbura City


Bujumbura residents concerned about rotting garbage inside households

02-13-2020 Residents of the northern neighborhoods of the economic capital Bujumbura express their worries over rubbish accumulated in their households and in public places. They say the companies in charge of removing them from households have not worked for three weeks. In COTEBU market located in Ngagara area in the (...)

Tax fraud is punishable offence, warns Burundian Revenue Authority

02-07-2020 “The Burundian Revenue Authority-OBR discovered taxpayers who deliberately misrepresent their monthly rental income in order to lower rental taxes. They will be punished according to the law,” has said Stany Ngendakumana, spokesman for OBR in a meeting held this 6 February with the Bujumbura city administrative authorities. He has (...)

Over 5 million Burundians registered to vote in upcoming elections

02-04-2020 Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has announced that the final list of Burundians who will cast a vote in the upcoming elections is available now. “5,126,351 voters including 2, 688,803 women and 2,437,548 men have been registered for the forthcoming elections”, said Mr. Kazihise (...)
EAC integration

EAC constitutional experts conclude their consultations in Burundi

01-21-2020 Eighteen constitutional experts from six partner states of the East African Community have brought to an end their national consultations in Burundi this January 20. They collected views of different stakeholders including the administration, banks, Burundi Revenue Authority, civil society organizations, religious denominations, women and youth associations, political parties, (...)

Environmental expert worried about urban territorial management

01-14-2020 Following the heavy rain that has fallen in different localities of the country causing heavy causalities especially in Bujumbura city over the past few days, a disaster management expert suggests solutions to overcome the situation. Léonidas Nibigira, a disaster management expert says the issue can be analyzed in two (...)

Victims of floods are supported, says Human Rights Minister

01-10-2020 Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights, Gender and Social Affairs has said victims of floods that hit Bujumbura city and Cibitoke province have received assistance. “Different humanitarians intervene since natural disasters that have caused causalities hit some localities,” said Minister Nivyabandi. It was during the presentation of his ministry’s (...)

Two influential members of CNL party arrested in Kanyosha

12-13-2019 Remy Havyarimana, Secretary of the opposition party National Congress for Liberty-CNL in Kanyosha area was arrested in the evening of 11 December and Gaspard Nzobakenga, the propagandist of the same party in Kinzingwe-Bihara neighborhood got arrested in the morning of 12 December. The reasons for their arrest are still (...)

HIV: Heath Ministry calls on community to make difference

12-05-2019 On the occasion of the World Day to fight against HIV that has been celebrated in Burundi on December 4, Aimé Ndayizeye, Director of the National Program for Fighting against HIV has said that HIV infection in Burundi is a generalized epidemic with an overall prevalence rate of 0.9% (...)

Ravine threatens houses and infrastructure in Gisyo neighborhood

11-28-2019 Residents of Gisyo neighborhood are worried about the collapse of the gutter that channels the runoff from Kanyosha urban area of Muha commune in the south of Bujumbura City. This gutter has become a deep ravine. Several houses have already been washed away by the ravine and a high (...)

Heavy rain causes damage in Mugongo-Manga

11-28-2019 More than ten students from Nyarushanga fundamental school in Mugongo-Manga commune of Bujumbura province have been seriously injured due to a strong wind and a very heavy rain that hit the locality in the night of November 27. “One of them has been transferred to Bujumbura city and five (...)