Limited knowledge, lack of access to appropriate technologies inhibits aflatoxin prevention

Limited knowledge and information on aflatoxin by stakeholders along the value chain has been identified as one of the major factors inhibiting aflatoxin prevention and

3 missing after landslide in Rumonge

The Burundi police confirmed that atleast 3 people went missing in Rumonge province after a landslide that was caused by the heavy rain last Saturday evening October 21st.

Burundi declares Cholera epidemic as cases surge

Burundi’s Ministry of Health have declared Cholera an epidemic in Bujumbura and warned residents to continue practicing hygiene measures a mid spike in new Cholera cases.

USAID and Columbia University to provide $47 Million to Combat HIV/AIDS

USAID/Burundi has announced a new cooperative agreement that will significantly enhance the HIV/AIDS response in Burundi according to the United States Embassy.

Bujumbura neighborhood hit by water shortage

Bujumbura neighborhood is hit by the shortage of water for home use as residents fear for disease outbreak due to lack of proper hygiene. Residents in Bujumbura neighborhood raised concern of unbearable situation as they have resorted to buy a 20 liter jerry can of water at 500 francs or 800.According to the residents...

Fresh floods hit flood victims in Burundi 

In one of the suburbs in the outskirts of Burundi’s commercial city Bujumbura, schools have turned into shelters as floods left the 2020 flood victims stranded. As of last Friday three major sites of Gaharawe, Muyange I and Kinyinya II located in Gatumba in the outskirts of Bujumbura were hit by major floods forcing...

3 months of no fishing in Lake Tanganyika

The Burundi government has announced that fishing in Lake Tanganyika will be prohibited starting from May this year, according to the country’s environment minister Sanctus Niragira. “This is true that no fishing activity will be allowed on the Lake Tanganyika starting from May until August this year in all the four countries that shares...

Bruce Willis diagnosed with ‘cruel disease’, family announces

Bruce Willis is suffering from a form of dementia, specifically frontotemporal dementia (FTD), his loved ones announced on Thursday. In a statement, the Willis family said the 67-year-old actor's condition has worsened since he was diagnosed with aphasia last year. "Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it...

Burundi waives Covid-19 testing for travelers

Burundi’s health ministry last week announced the government’s move to waive the mandatory Covid-19 testing for travelers entering the country from all borders. “The COVID-19 test is no longer required for travelers entering Burundi via the various entry points…for outgoing travelers, the negative PCR test is only required for those who go to countries...

Cholera epidemic declared in Bujumbura

Cholera epidemic has been declared in Bujumbura by the country’s ministry of health after cases of Cholera were reported this Sunday. In a statement that was signed by Burundi’s Minister of Health, nine cases were recorded in Bujumbura after results from the city’s main laboratory turned positive of the disease. “9...