Packed Like Sardines in School Buses
[Waza]Although they're all sitting on top of each other, they're smiling like angels because they're used to it. When 36 children have to be packed into a vehicle with 18 seats, some will have to sit on laps of others. Welcome to 'Les Mignons' ('Cute Kids'), a school in Bujumbura, Burundi.
Avoid the Worst in 2015
[Iwacu]The UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide warns about violence in Burundi. He fears the worst for 2015 if nothing is done to change the security situation. He is not the only one to worry.
Works On Mombasa-Bujumbura Road Commence-CS
[The Star]UPGRADING of the Voi-Taveta road has started.
In South Burundi, A Food for Training Project Gives Hope to Returnees
[WFP]Anastine Niyokwera, 20 years of age, shows remarkable agility when she is sewing. Just a year after learning how to sew through a food-for-training project initiated by WFP, she can now earn her own living and provide for her family.
Cargo Clearance At Tanzania, Burundi Border Eased
[Daily News]Kobero -IT is a big relief to traders at the Burundi and Tanzania border as time for cargo clearance has significantly been reduced, thanks to a pilot project of One Stop Border Post (OSBP) at the Kobero and Kabanga border points.
UN Special Rapporteur On Human Rights Defenders Visits Burundi
[Iwacu]The UN special rapporteur Michel Forst is visiting Burundi from 14 to 25 November 2014. He was invited The Government of Burundi. the Objective of the Visit Is to Look At the Human Rights Defenders Situation, the Legal Framework and the Environment in Which Those Are Functioning for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights.
A Fraudster Caught in Bujumbura Port
[Iwacu]A tradesman declared 1500 boxes of Ugandan 'highland' milk, instead of the 2100 he brought into the country. The port authority caught him. "He will pay dearly for it."
5th EAC Annual Conference On Good Governance Opens in Bujumbura
[EAC]Affirms Burundi Will Hold a Transparent, Free and Fair Election next year
Burundi Holds Job Fair
[EA Business]Bujumbura -The Burundi Vice-President, Dr. Gervais Rufyikiri, asked young people to change their mindset by not being too selective in job hunting.
Launch of the Green Economy Fund
[Iwacu]On 30 October 2014, the Economic Community of Central African States established a Fund for a Green Economy in Kinshasa (DRC). The fund is meant to regulate the timber industry and protect biodiversity.
Foreigners in Burundi Worry About Security
[Iwacu]After news of violent attacks in the city, foreigners in Burundi are increasingly worried. Some choose to not go out at night or walk on the streets.
Using Contraceptives to Battle Population Growth
[Iwacu]Burundi is showing great progress in achieving the ambitious worldwide goal of 120 million more women and girls with access to contraceptives and information about family planning
Hit Radio Hits the Airwaves in Burundi
[Iwacu]Next month, Burundians will have a new radio station to listen to. According to the Director of Hit Radio, the station will provide various educational programs as well as music.
'Harness the Sun and Wind As Sources of Power'
[Iwacu]During the East African Renewable Energy Forum and Exhibition 2014, government representatives, businessmen and investors spoke about the growing realization that renewable energy can fuel economic diversification and growth. The meeting was held in Dar es Salaam from 31 October to 1 November.
EAJA Executive Committee Meeting in Bujumbura Reinstates its Secretary General
[Shabelle]The Executive Committee of Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA) successfully held its meeting in Bujumbura, Burundi, on 8 November 2014 and reinstated Omar Faruk Osman as its elected Secretary General.
Ban Appoints Envoy for UN Burundi Office Ahead of Country's Elections
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Cassam Uteem as his Special Envoy and Head of the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (MENUB), the UN Spokesperson's office announced today.
Burundi Improves Rank
[EA Business]Bujumbura -Burundi is ranked first in sub-Saharan Africa for starting a business in the recently published 2015 Doing Business (DB) survey published by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation.
Gather Fodder in Burundi, Make More Than a Civil Servant
[Waza]His only capital: a bicycle and a sickle. Egide Majambere, 23, spends his days criss-crossing marshes and grasslands in search of fodder to cut and then sell to livestock breeders. He earns more money doing this work than a civil servant does.
National Security - a Confusing Speech By the Minister of Home Affairs
[Iwacu]In a meeting with religious leaders and the governors of the provinces, Edouard Nduwimana, the Minister of Home Affairs indicated that security is observed throughout the country. "The only crimes we hear of concern social conflicts especially land-based and witchcraft cases."
Financing Sustainable Development Ex-Commissioner for Burundi Revenue Authority On Tax
[Africa Research Institute]Ahead of ODI's CAPE conference, Kieran Holmes, the former Commissioner General of Burundi's revenue authority, argues that sustainable development cannot happen without effective domestic revenue mobilisation.