Environment
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Collapsed ravine destroys three houses in south of Bujumbura

03-15-2019 A collapsed ravine has already caused the destruction of at least three houses leaving others threatened in Muha urban commune, in the south of the Burundian capital. The population asks for the government intervention. Pasteur Bizimana, owner of a house that has been destroyed, says the gully was noticed (...)
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People living around Buterere wastewater plant are illegal, says Environment Ministry

02-26-2019 Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Lives Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock has said all the people living around Buterere wastewater plant in the north of the capital Bujumbura illegally occupied the locality and therefore have to leave it. ock has said all the people living around Buterere wastewater (...)
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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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Bujumbura: Muha bridge on the verge of collapsing

01-25-2019 The bridge linking Mukaza commune to that of Muha in the Burundian capital at National Road 3 is about to collapse. The situation was worsened by the heavy rain that fell on 18 January. The installations of the company in charge of supplying water and electricity are not protected. (...)
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Over forty homeless families in Buterere

01-22-2019 Forty seven families made of 471 people from Mugaruro area, Buterere zone in Ntahangwa commune, in the north of the capital Bujumbura are now gathered at the former offices of Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura province. They left their destroyed houses due to the heavy rain that fell last week (...)
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Cibitoke: Rugogo bridge to collapse

01-05-2019 Rugogo bridge linking Mabayi to Bukinanyana commune in Cibitoke province is about to collapse at any moment. Administration officials reassure the local residents from both localities. Located at 118 km from the capital Bujumbura, Rugogo bridge connecting Mabayi commune to that of Bukinanyana can completely collapse at any moment. (...)
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Piles of rubbish in Ngozi town threaten population

12-19-2018 Household wastes are deposited in different areas of Ngozi town. The population fears for its health and requests the establishment of a landfill site, away from the areas where they live. A few meters from the private University of Ngozi in the neighborhood of Rubuye in the city of (...)
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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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Construction material extractors and sellers in distress

11-08-2018 In the warm sun, sand, stones and gravel extractors sit along the Ntahangwa River, in north of the capital Bujumbura. They seem to be desperate. They have not been working for a month. “Our families live in extremely difficult conditions since the government suspended the activities of extracting construction (...)
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“Musée Vivant” on the verge of disappearing

09-27-2018 Created to be an excellent display of the artistic, cultural and animal beauty of Burundi in the capital, “Musée Vivant”, a tourist site, is in danger of disappearing if nothing is done. At the entrance of this tourist site almost in the heart of the capital, craftsmen of all (...)
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