Sign Language Is Not Recognized
[Iwacu]Some countries use sign language interpreters at TV stations so that deaf people can follow the news. That is not the case in Burundi.
Budget Cuts to Finance the Election Process
[Iwacu]The President signed a decree with drawing BIF 7,400 million from the budget and transferring it to the 2015 election process. The decree was signed on August 30, but was not made public until last week.-J.Berchmans Siboniyo
New Norms for Disposing of Waste Water
[Iwacu]From 22nd to 23rd October, the Ministry of Water, Environment, Sanitation and Urbanism (MEEATU) organized a two day workshop to raise awareness on the national norms for disposing waste water.
Burundi's Delegation to the Human Rights Committee Seems Ill-Prepared
[Iwacu]Geneva -Burundi's Human Right record was reviewed
Oktoberfest & Music in Bujumbura
[Iwacu]On Friday 10 October 2014 Burundian brewer Brarudi organized the Amstel Beer Fest. Kibido, Kitoko and other Burundian stars performed.
Burundi Showcases Its Fashion in the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Week 2014
[Iwacu]Burundi was the only EAC country invited to the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Week 2014.
"Stutterers Are Humiliated"
[Iwacu]Today is the International Stuttering Awareness Day. Pacifique Mahoro, the chairman of the Burundi Stuttering Association is concerned that stutterers are not respected in school, at work and even in their household.
Somalia, Burundi Sign Agreement to Reconsider Embassy Closure
[Sabahi]Somalia and Burundi signed an agreement Sunday (October 19th) to reconsider the closure of Somalia's embassy in Burundi, Somalia's Garowe Online reported.
In Burundi, UN Envoy Lauds Role of Women, Youths in Bringing Peace to Great Lakes
[UN News]Women and young people must play a central role in establishing a long-term peace for Africa's Great Lakes Region amid the area's renewed efforts to overcome a past scarred by conflict, a top UN official said today.
Burundi to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Abuse By Amisom Soldiers
[Sabahi]The Burundian government will send a team to Somalia to investigate recent allegations of sexual abuse by soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Somalia's RBC Radio reported Thursday (October 16th).
"Improve Nutrition and Revenue for the Local Population"
[Iwacu]The Burundian Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a grant of $31 million to support food security. The agreement was signed on 19 September 19, 2014, at the IFAD headquarters in Rome. Ntirampeba Damase, the coordinator of the Transitional Program of Post-Conflict Reconstruction, was present at the negotiations in Rome and is part of the team that will implement the program.
Burundi in Bottom Ranks of African Governance Index
[Iwacu]Burundi ranks 38th, out of 52 countries and is the worst performing member of the East African Community. The Burundian Government claims that the classification is erroneous.
Playing Sport to Enhance Local Authority Cooperation
[Iwacu]Uganda hosted the East African Local Authorities Sports and Culture Association (EALASCA) from 28th September to 5th October 2014 in Kampala.
OBR Eager to Fight Fraudulent Goods
[Iwacu]The Burundi Revenue Authority (OBR) is called to deal with cases of fraud that hinder the mobilization of resources required for financing the State Budget. Informers are used to help detect tax evasion.
New Leadership in the Road Security Police
[Iwacu]For the past two months, the Road Security Police has been without a director. The consequences of the power vacuum are weighing on Burundi's citizens. On Wednesday Alfred Innocent Museremu was appointed Commander.
Business Opportunities At the International Tourism Expo
[Iwacu]The Swahili International Tourism Expo 1stEdition was held in Tanzania, from 1 to 4 October. It was an opportunity to promote Burundi, attract investors and meet international counterparts.
World Mental Health Day - "Step By Step, Things Will Change"
[Iwacu]Schizophrenia and other mental disorders should be given the same attention as other diseases, says Hypolite Manirakiza, director of the Kamenge Neuropsychiatric centre.
Major Reform for Transport Sector
[Iwacu]The commission on Transport Reform submitted its plans to the Ministry of Transport, Public works and Equipment in July. The Minister has yet to respond.
Burundi Refugees Make History
[UNHCR]Geneva -The UN refugee agency has welcomed Tanzania's decision to grant citizenship to 162,156 former Burundian refugees, marking the largest group in UNHCR's history to which naturalisation has been offered by a country of first asylum as a solution to decades in exile.
Mushikiwabo - Burundi Yet to Grant Probe of Rweru Bodies
[New Times]The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, has rebutted claims by a Burundian official that bodies discovered on the shores of Lake Rweru were from Rwanda.