Agro-pastoral conflicts: « buckle the mouth of your flocks that graze our fields! »

In Burundi, the population lives at 90% of agriculture, but the galloping demography vis-à-vis an area that does not increase poses an insoluble problem. It has become a source of violent disputes between farmers and…

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Human trafficking-Burundi-Tanzania: children auctioned off 

Over the past year, Ivomo published its in-depth investigation into the phenomenon of « disappearances » of young people from Musongati commune (Rutana province), prompted to drop out of school and taken to Tanzania where they are…

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Nearly 700,000 cases of school drop-outs in 3 years: why?

The dramatic increase in school drop-outs in Burundi raises many questions. The phenomenon seems to have increased since the outbreak of the 2015 crisis, according to data compiled from the provincial directorates of education. The…

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Fishing in Burundi: taboo for women?

In some communities around the world, tradition and myths dictate what a woman can and what she cannot. In Burundi, for example, a woman cannot practice fishing, despite the program on gender equality undertaken by…

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Gatumba Border Post: Armed attack has caused confusion amongst the population

A person killed, a truck loaded with goods burned, five other vehicles and offices of a bank riddled with bullet holes; this is the outcome announced by the Burundian authorities after an attack carried out…

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Education in Burundi: Why do girls drop out of school?

Analysis by Ivomo, case of the University of Burundi The difficulty for girls to integrate into higher education institutions, whether public or private, remains a reality in Burundi. Whereas their number is higher than that…

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Burundi-Mandela Day: a day celebrated in the prison once visited by Nelson Mandela

Born in 1918, Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old, this Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Burundi joined with the rest of world to mark « Mandela Day », the day dedicated to this former President of…

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Burundi: Clean drinking water scarcity in eastern parts of the country

Many locations in eastern Burundi are desperately short of safe drinking water. Inhabitants collect water from ponds. To know exactly what the situation is, a reporter from Ivomo first visited Mutwana and Kibimba neighborhoods in…

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Burundi: From Republic back to Monarchy?

Rumors that Bujumbura would have the intent to restore the monarchy have been circulating for some time in different parts of the country. They are prompted by the increasing number of statements often made by…

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Burundi: Court sentences three activists of PARCEM NGO to 10 years imprisonment

Three representatives of the local NGO Parcem  in the province of Muramvya (central Burundi) were sentenced to ten years in prison by the High Court of Muramvya last Thursday.  Accused of « undermining the internal security…

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