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CNL party denounces members’ persecution in Bujumbura province

04-08-2020 Thierry Ndayishimiye, Secretary of CNL party in Bujumbura province says the cases of political intolerance often occur these days in Bujumbura province. “Juvenal Hicuburundi, CNL party secretary in Kanyosha locality was about to be arrested for false possession of weapons near his home this April 6,” says Ndayishimiye. He (...)
Economy

Food production increased in past five years, Minister of Agriculture says

04-08-2020 “The government is pleased with the food security observed across the country. People no longer flee famine as it happened in 2002 and 2016, “said Déo Guide Rurema, the Burundian Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock at a press conference on 7 April. He says this food security is (...)
Health

Covid-19: Combat has only just begun… 

04-07-2020   With already three reported cases of Covid-19 and 50 beds with respirators throughout the national territory, people wonder if Burundi is sufficiently equipped to face this pandemic. A 26-year-old woman tested positive for Covid-19. This was announced by the Minister of Public Health, Thaddée Ndikumana, after a press (...)
Economy

Government to punish traders speculating on food price

04-03-2020 The government warns traders who take advantage of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic to exorbitantly increase price of some products. Since the Minister of Health has announced the first two cases of COVID-19, residents of Bujumbura have been buying large quantities of food to keep at home. They think (...)
Economy

OBR to impose sanctions on delaying rental taxpayers

04-03-2020 Joseph Ndayizeye, Head of the department of rental income tax management at Burundi Revenue Authority- OBR says his institution has collected BIF over BIF 6,7 billion in the first quarter of 2020 fiscal year. “We have just received the declarations of 6039 people from January to March 31,” says (...)
Health

Burundi reports third case of COVID-19

04-03-2020 “The third person has tested positive for COVID-19,” announced Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Public Health at a press conference this 2 April. It’s a 26-year-old girl tested among 23 others who had been in contact with the two COVID-19 patients identified on 30 March. “22 cases tested negative for (...)
Health

COVID-19: OLUCOME calls on government to impose austerity measures

04-03-2020 Following the outbreak of the first two COVID-19 cases in Burundi since March 31, the Burundi anti-corruption watchdog-OLUCOME demands the government to set an austerity budget. Gabriel Rufyiri, OLOCUME Chairman says the Burundian government should reduce non-essential expenses in the general state budget. “The budget should be used for (...)
Health

Citizens concerned over COVID-19 outbreak in Burundi

04-02-2020 Some citizens of Bujumbura city live in fear since they heard the outbreak of COVID-19 in Burundi, this March 31. “We don’t have any other choice than abiding by the hygienic measures,” says a taxi-driver met in Mukaza commune in Bujumbura city. He also says the government should impose (...)
Health

ABUBEF pleads for easy access to services for patients with cervical cancer

04-01-2020 Donavine Uwimana, Director of the Burundian Association for Family Welfare-ABUBEF says cervical cancer is a reality in Burundi and contributes to preventable maternal mortality. “Cervical cancer is one of the fairly common gynecological cancers but it can be prevented by vaccination and screening,” she says adding that in more (...)
Health

Burundi reports first two cases of COVID-19

04-01-2020 Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Public Health has said the two men aged 56 and 42 are both Burundians residing in Bujumbura City. “The two nationals had previously travelled to Rwanda and Dubai and were hospitalized at BUMEREC Hospital,” he said adding that they had a cough, a runny nose (...)

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Health

COVID-19: Burundi has to be careful before deciding lockdown, economist says

Burundi has not yet registered any case of COVID-19 infection so far, according to the communiqué of the government released on (...)
03-27-2020 |

Environment

Over 2,500 water sources dried in Burundi, Environment Ministry says

“Our country has 24,787 water sources, 17,821 of them are preserved, 1,418 are disappearing while 2,508 have completely dried up,” said (...)
03-27-2020 |

Health

COVID-19: Government calls on Burundians to implore God to bar virus

Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for the government, says Burundi doesn’t have any special expertise in the prevention of COVID-19 compared to other (...)
03-26-2020 |

Health

Passengers at Bujumbura bus parking have to wash hands before getting into buses

On the occasion of the Public Transport Day celebrated on 25 March, Burundian transport operators ask people to wash hands before (...)
03-26-2020 |

Economy

Business activities slows down at Bujumbura City Market following COVID-19 prevention measures

The movement of customers and travelers has significantly decreased at Bujumbura City Market commonly known as “kwa Siyoni”. Some travel agencies (...)
03-25-2020 |

Politics

CENI intends to exclude Kira-Burundi from 2020 elections, legal representative says

The Political Coalition Kira Burundi accuses the Electoral Commission of deliberately trying to exclude it from the upcoming 2020 elections. At (...)
03-24-2020 |