Bars, restaurants, homes to be beefed up with beef after ban lift

After quarantining cattle for a week which are meant to be slaughtered for beef in Burundi, this Wednesday the country has officially resumed the consumption of beef after imposing a blanket ban in June. Burundian government had banned the consumption of beef, goat and mutton due to the outbreak of the Rift Valley Fever.

Beef consumption set to resume in Burundi

The slaughtering and the consumption of beef is expected to resume in Burundi after months of ban on beef, goat and mutton due to the Rift Valley fever that was diagnosed in the country. The Burundi ministry of Internal Affairs alongside the ministry of livestock and agriculture on Wednesday announced for the resumption of...

Enormous challenges face Africa’s deepest Lake Tanganyika

Environmentalists and activists warned that Lake Tanganyika’s ecosystem is threatened by increased pollution and illegal fishing activities that may result into the extinct of some species. Biraturaba association that set to preserve environment bemoans Lake Tanganyika’s suffering from the excessive sediment and nutrient loads caused by erosion in the watershed, industrial and municipal waste.

What you need to know about the Rift Valley fever that has grappled livestock in Burundi

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral zoonosis that primarily affects animals but also has the capacity to infect humans. Infection can cause severe disease in both animals and humans. The disease also results in significant economic losses due to death and abortion among RVF-infected livestock. RVF virus is a member of the Phlebovirus genus. The...

Monkeypox Q&A: how do you catch it and what are the risks?

The latest outbreak of monkeypox has, at the time of writing, reached 17 countries with 110 confirmed cases and a further 205 suspected cases. It’s a fast-moving story, so if you need to catch up on the latest, here are answers to some of the most pressing questions.   How is monkeypox...

Q&A with Vicent Kayanzari a vanilla farmer in Burundi

Vincent Kayanzari is a Burundian, born in Uganda in 1981. Born in a farming family located near a forest reserve, Kayanzari is now a vanilla farmer, started farming at the age of 13 after getting some Knowledge from school.  He spoke with Burundi Times’ Joella Niciteretse on how vanilla business is like. When did you start cultivating Vanilla? Why?

Burundi, DRC’s First Lady visits fistula patients

Democratic Republic of Congo president Felix Tshisekedi ended his three days official visit to Burundi this Monday which was part of strengthening the bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries. DRC’s president travelled along with his wife Denise Nyakeru on a three days visit to Burundi, DRC and Burundi first ladies gave support to...

China’s Growth Forecasts Cut as Covid Lockdowns Spread

China’s economy is coming under strain because of an escalating Covid outbreak, with economists warning of a deeper slowdown if lockdowns in Shanghai and elsewhere continue to expand. Natixis SA estimates the Covid controls will cut the economic growth rate in the first quarter by 1.8 percentage points. Long-lasting restrictions across the country could...

Mistreatment in childbirth, a human rights and healthcare problem, new study warns

Advancing that mistreatment of “pregnant women, adolescent girls, and persons, as well as newborns” is a “pervasive problem around the globe”, WHO alerted for women everywhere facing violations of their rights – including rights to privacy, informed consent, and the right to have a trusted companion of choice throughout childbirth. Among the serious violations of human rights,...

Afghanistan doctors demand for full pay

Medics staged protests in Afghanistan, to demand their full pay. The doctors and other employees at a COVID-19 hospital over nonpayment of their salaries. Some held protests of 'don't steal from us’ as they marched through the streets, local media reports. The economy in Afghanistan has been collapsing, leading to mass...
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