US Embassy to strengthen partnership with University of Burundi

12-06-2019 The US Ambassador to Burundi visited the University of Burundi on 5 December. The aim of the visit was to strengthen partnership with this university. “The US Embassy has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Burundi which is limited to English learning,” said Eunic Sharom Reddick, US (...)
Human Right

Burundi government to sensitize women to empowerment tools

06-01-2018 Burundi human rights minister and UN Women representative in Burundi have said there are different texts, conventions and resolutions that can serve as tools for women empowerment and eradication of gender based violence. However, these tools are unknown to many women leaders. Martin Nivyabandi, minister of human rights says (...)

English Language at American Corner

04-21-2016 “Now I can speak English well”, these are words of Sybelle Merline Gateka One of the students who followed the English teachings programs organized by the US embassy in its American corner of Kinindo. (...)
Breaking news

Iwacu English is temporarily suspended due to financial constraints

11-02-2015 Iwacu English is temporarily suspended due to financial constraints. We will pick up where we left off as soon as possible. In the meantime we will sporadically publish translated articles from our colleagues in the French department. For those of you who wish to support our work, please check (...)

English is now official language of Burundi

09-17-2014 The National Assembly unanimously adopted a draft law on the status of languages including English as an official language, on 28 August 2014. Government officials are in the process of learning more about the language.-Diane Uwimana “The national language is Kirundi. The official languages are Kirundi and other languages (...)

English and Swahili: Studied but not done in National Test

09-06-2013 In Burundi, pupils from primary school study the English and Kiswahili languages added to Kirundi and French since 2005-2006 School Year. But up to now, the two new languages are not included in National Test of the primary school final year-by Lorraine Josiane Manishatse Burundi has recently adopted English (...)

Andika Prize : do you like to write? This is a nice opportunity for you!

08-08-2013 Encouraging young writers, ng the image and history of Burundi to English Speakers and facilitating Burundians to take part in the regional integration effectively, were the main objectives of Andika Prize initiated by IWACU Press Group, launched this Thursday 25th July to local young resident writers by Diane Uwimana (...)

Two American corners to reinforce and strengthen English

08-02-2013 About two months ago, two American Corners opened their doors at Bujumbura Capital. Today, the number of visitors is increasing day by day and Burundians are more and more interested- by Diane Uwimana Some are concentrated on books while others are connected to computers. Everybody is required to keep (...)