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Farmers from Bujumbura and Rumonge acknowledge OAP support

12-12-2018 While the Self Support Promotion Organization-OAP is celebrating 25 years this 11 December 2018 working with rural people in different sectors, farmers appreciate its support. “I used to harvest a small quantity of crops because of lack of fertilizers and appropriate farming techniques. When OAP started to support us, (...)
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Over ten houses destroyed following heavy rains in Ruziba

12-12-2018 Rain clouds looming on the horizon causes panic among the inhabitants of Kirungwe. The rains that have fallen since Sunday, December 9, in locality of Ruziba I neighborhood, Kanyosha zone south of the capital Bujumbura, traumatize them. Thirteen homes were completely destroyed, several others flooded are about to collapse. (...)
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Kayogoro : Returnees in disarray

12-08-2018 Lack of adequate shelter and seeds, extreme poverty … are among other challenges faced by Makamba residents recently repatriated from Tanzania. However, the administration reassures. Some dilapidated houses covered with grass and tents cover Muyaga hill in Kayogoro commune. It is at 16 km from the offices of Kayogoro (...)
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Eusébie followers in Bubanza fiercely opposed to vaccination

12-03-2018 Eleven followers of Eusébie, the “prophetess” of Kivyuka area in Musigati Commune of Bubanza Province in the west of Burundi are currently detained in the communal prison. They are accused of refusing that their children get vaccinated. Medical sources at Kivyuka Health Center say that followers of the “prophetess” (...)
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Women called on to achieve competence instead of representation

11-30-2018 “Women should not be satisfied with the fact that they are represented at their 30% in public institutions as provided for by the Constitution. They need to become more competent to apply for other decent jobs in various fields, “said Gloriose Nimenya, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Youth (...)
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University Students from Faculty of Law in contest to defend victims

11-30-2018 Four universities have been qualified in the semi-final of the national contest to plead for the victims’ causes. The semi-final for the national contest has taken place at the University of Burundi, this 29 November. The universities of “ Lumière de Bujumbura, “ Lac Tanganyika” , “ISCAM” and High (...)
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Human Rights Ministry launches sixteen days of activism against VBG in Kirundo

11-28-2018 Burundi government has launched 16 days of activism against violence based on gender in Kirundo Province. Minister of Human Rights says the number of victims of gender based violence has significantly decreased in Burundi although there still remain some challenges. The official ceremonies took place in Bugabira Commune of (...)
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Burundi: 56% of children under 5 suffer from chronic undernourishment

11-22-2018 “More than half of Burundian children under 5 are too small for their age and are stunted,” reveals the findings of the 2016-2017 Demographic and Health Survey published on November 20 by Burundi Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies -ISTEEBU. Growth stunting is a sign of chronic undernourishment, highlights (...)
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Poverty prevents Burundian children from developing, says FENADEB

11-21-2018 On the occasion of the celebration of child rights and the 29th anniversary of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child on November 20, the federation of associations engaged in the defense of Child rights –FENADEB deplores the deterioration of rights of children in Burundi. Gaudence Aimé (...)
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World Toilet Day: Hygiene officer emphasizes need for improved sanitation services

11-20-2018 Around 11.00 a.m., a young bike taxi user, aged 20, leaves his bike along the road. He goes to a large gutter located on the 28 November boulevard, in front of Roi Khaled Hospital in Kamenge, north of the capital Bujumbura. He stands before a tree and urinates without (...)
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