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COSYBU appreciates existence of National Social Dialogue Committee on employees’ problems.

02-19-2019 While on February 18, 2019, the world celebrates Global Day of Action for the Right to Strike, the Confederation of Burundi Employees’ Unions –COSYBU salutes the presence of the National Social Dialogue Committee. Tharcisse Gahungu says all employees have the right to strike as stipulated by the national labor (...)
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Thirteen people arrested over land issue

02-15-2019 At least 30 persons have staged a sit in before the ombudsman’s office asking him to release their 13 relatives arrested over land issues. A member of the concerned family says their relatives were arrested because they refused to sign a document that gives the right of exploitation to (...)
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Kirundo: Drought threatens population in Busoni commune

02-13-2019 People in some areas of Busoni commune in Kirundo province have been suffering famine since the last three months. The drought that has been observed from October 2018 is the cause. The victims call for help. The provincial administration mobilizes the population for the collection of food to assist (...)
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Deposit requirement for road accident victims to hospital suspended

02-13-2019 Burundi Public Health Ministry has instructed all hospitals not to ask victims of road accidents to pay deposit before their treatment saying it should be paid 48 hours after their admission to hospital. Jean Bosco Girukwishaka, Spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health says the measure has been taken (...)
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Epileptics suffer from lack of medicine

02-13-2019 Epileptic people in Burundi say they still face lack of medicines because they are very expensive. Jean Pierre Nshimirimana, the legal representative of the Centre of Action against Epilepsy – APLE, says most of Burundians cannot afford to buy anti-epileptic drugs. “Like some other brain related medicines, anti-epileptic drugs (...)
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Sick Burundians faced with several challenges

02-12-2019 From carelessness of health professionals to lack of medicines, sick Burundians say they suffer a number of problems. Sylvain Habanabakize, spokesperson for the network of patients in Burundi-CEMABU says sick people still struggle to access adequate health care because of the irresponsible behavior of some health workers. “There are (...)
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Gasenyi residents claim compensation

02-08-2019 Some inhabitants of Gasenyi area have staged a sit-in before the chief of Gasenyi area’s house this February 7, 2019. They ask him to be actively involved in their claim for compensation. A woman aged 30 living in Gasenyi area says there are houses which were being built but (...)
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Buterere residents stage sit-in before Ombudsman office

02-07-2019 The government has given a period of one month to the people residing all around Buterere wastewater treatment plant in Ntahangwa urban commune to leave the locality. They have decided to stage a sit-in before the Ombudsman’s office asking him to help resolve the problem. Women, Children, men, young (...)
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One month not enough to leave Buterere wastewater plant, residents say

02-01-2019 One month not enough to leave Buterere wastewater plant, residents say The government has given one month to the people residing all around Buterere wastewater treatment plant in Ntahangwa urban commune to leave the locality. House owners denounce the decision. Ladislas Mugisha, a father of two, has been living (...)
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Burundi/EU: About 3 million euros to protect children

01-30-2019 The European Union releases an amount of 3, 6 million euros for the protection of Burundian children. The amount will be used in the project known as “Umwana mu muryango”. It will operate in four provinces namely Bujumbura city, Bujumbura province, Muyinga and Gitega provinces. Shann O’ Donnell, Country (...)
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