Human Right

CNIDH urges politicians to not involve children in politics

04-24-2020 In a meeting with leaders of political parties and independent candidates in the upcoming elections, the Independent National Human Rights Commission [CNIDH] has this 23 April urged them to not involve children in political rallies. “We no longer want to see children being involved in politics as we saw (...)

Some hospitals accused of overcharging pregnant women and children under five for health care

01-31-2020 The Burundian Minister of Health accuses some public and private hospitals of overcharging the government for health care delivered to pregnant women and children under five years of age. In the meeting with the provincial health directors and agents in charge of monitoring the implementation of the free health (...)

Half of women and children going to hospital suffer from malaria, Minister of Health says

12-17-2019 “Approximately 7 million insecticide-treated nets will be distributed to the Burundian population across the country,” said Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Health while he was officially opening the campaign of distributing mosquito nets this 16 December. This activity took place in Rugombo Commune of Cibitoke Province in northwestern Burundi. Minister (...)

Three young girls beaten in Bwambarangwe

09-04-2019 Joséphine Mpfukamensabe, Vestine Muhawenimana and Alphonsine Niyonsenga, three young girls from the same family aged 22, 18 and 15 respectively have been beaten by Fébronie Niyingabire, Administrator of Bwambarangwe Commune in Kirundo Province in the north of Burundi on 2 September. It was around 2:00 p.m. in front of (...)

Japan grants one million dollar to support vulnerable people in Kirundo province

08-09-2019 The Japanese government has granted one million dollar to World Food Program in Burundi to assist 17 thousand vulnerable households in Kirundo province in the north of the country. Virginia Villar Arribas, Country Representative of World Food Program says the support is intended for the project that aims at (...)

Burundi: Five million cases of malaria recorded within six months

07-24-2019 The number of people suffering from malaria has significantly increased in different areas of the country over the past few months. “Saint Joseph” Clinic located in Giheta Commune of Gitega Central Province receives between 50 and 60 patients per day. Vital Hatungimana, Director of “Saint Joseph” Clinic says the (...)

Imbonerakure and inyankamugayo from Gashikanwa commune at loggerheads. An incomplete investigation

07-22-2019 Clashes erupted on July 15 between the Imbonerakure (youth of the ruling party CNDD-FDD) and the Inyankamugayo (members of the National Congress for Liberty-CNL). In Gitanga locality of Gashikanwa commune and on Masasu hill of the nearby commune of Kiremba in Ngozi province, the situation is tense. Both parties (...)

One shot dead by policeman in Mugina commune

04-17-2019 A man named Didace Nsanze was killed by a policeman in Rugajo locality, Mugina commune, Cibitoke province this Monday 15April 2019 at around 2 am. According to sources on the spot, both the policeman and the deceased person spent the evening together sharing beer and having discussions. “Both of (...)

Cibitoke population faces shortage of clean water crisis

04-10-2019 Shortage of safe drinking water in Cibitoke province has been observed in many communes of this western province since early March 2019. They call on the Burundian company in charge of supplying water and electricity- REGIDESO to handle the issue before they catch diseases caused by the lack of (...)

Minister of Education warns pupils with tattoos

04-09-2019 In an announcement made public this 7 April 2019, Janvière Ndirahisha, Minister of Education reminds pupils, teachers and parents that pupils in primary and secondary schools have no right to have tattoos or put on things that may change their look. “Pupils with tattoos have no places in Burundian (...)