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

  SECURITY: 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 by an armed Lire la suite

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

  EDUCATION: 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 of boys in Lire la suite

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

  SOCIAL:  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 South Africa who Lire la suite

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

  POLITICS:  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 Giharo commune (Rutana Lire la suite

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Burundi: From Republic back to Monarchy?

  POLITICS: 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 senior officials from Lire la suite

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

  HUMAN RIGHTS: 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 of the Lire la suite

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UN REQUESTS THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO ACT ON THE SITUATION IN BURUNDI

Politics: The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has just submitted to the Security Council his report on the situation in Burundi. In an eleven-page document released late last January, he expresses his concern about the revision of the current constitution, a Lire la suite

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN BURUNDI: THE CASE OF MUSONGATI – AN INVESTIGATION BY IVOMO

SOCIAL:  Child trafficking seems to have been gaining pace since several months in different provinces of the country. To get to the bottom of it, Ivomo has conducted a thorough investigation in one region and on a specific case. Emphasis Lire la suite

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Gold mining in Butihinda: a hundred deaths since 2015

  SOCIAL: The new gold mining system in Butihinda commune in Muyinga province (north-east of the country) has become a source of trouble and concern for the population of Kamaramagambo, one of the areas with several deposits in this commune. Lire la suite

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