MPs Concerned About Delay in Disbursement of Community Funds

[Iwacu] Minister of Community Development, Jeanne d’Arc Kagayo was in the National Assembly this morning to answer to the questions of Members of Parliament. The latter say they are worried about the delay in the disbursement of the community funds est…

[Iwacu] Minister of Community Development, Jeanne d'Arc Kagayo was in the National Assembly this morning to answer to the questions of Members of Parliament. The latter say they are worried about the delay in the disbursement of the community funds estimated at BIF 500 million.

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Global Fund Suspends Direct Subsidies to Health Ministry

[Iwacu] Following flaws in the financial management and procurement observed in the ministry of public health, the Global Fund has just withdrawn the direct subsidies to the ministry and granted it to the United Nations Development Programs for supervi…

[Iwacu] Following flaws in the financial management and procurement observed in the ministry of public health, the Global Fund has just withdrawn the direct subsidies to the ministry and granted it to the United Nations Development Programs for supervision. Right groups say it is a loss for Burundi.

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Traders Demand to Resume Activities in Newly Rehabilitated Markets.

[Iwacu] Six former markets were recently rehabilitated and a new one was constructed in Bujumbura. Traders have not yet returned to those markets though they were inaugurated two months ago. As it will rain soon, traders want to restart their activitie…

[Iwacu] Six former markets were recently rehabilitated and a new one was constructed in Bujumbura. Traders have not yet returned to those markets though they were inaugurated two months ago. As it will rain soon, traders want to restart their activities in those markets.

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Women Represented At 6 Percent in Media, Says Afjo

[Iwacu] Burundian women journalists say they are not sufficiently represented. They accuse media officials of underestimating them. The Association of Burundian Women Journalists calls on media officials to increase the representation and participation…

[Iwacu] Burundian women journalists say they are not sufficiently represented. They accuse media officials of underestimating them. The Association of Burundian Women Journalists calls on media officials to increase the representation and participation of women in the media.

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Fuel Shortage Persists in Bujumbura Despite Government’s Reassurance

[Iwacu] Since late September, a fuel shortage is observed in Bujumbura city. The government has promised to find a solution since the beginning of October but to no avail.

[Iwacu] Since late September, a fuel shortage is observed in Bujumbura city. The government has promised to find a solution since the beginning of October but to no avail.

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Forex Reserves Headache

[East African] As Burundi grapples with a political crisis that has lasted almost two years now, a shortage of foreign currency is still a major concern for investors in the country.

[East African] As Burundi grapples with a political crisis that has lasted almost two years now, a shortage of foreign currency is still a major concern for investors in the country.

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Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Recovering At Modest Pace, Say World Bank Experts

[Iwacu] The bi-annual analysis of the African economy conducted by the World Bank shows the economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is recovering at a modest pace and is projected to pick up to 2.4% in 2017 from 1.3% in 2016.

[Iwacu] The bi-annual analysis of the African economy conducted by the World Bank shows the economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is recovering at a modest pace and is projected to pick up to 2.4% in 2017 from 1.3% in 2016.

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U.S.$25 Million Ifad Grant to Boost Burundi Financial Access

[East African] Burundi has signed a deal with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) that will see vulnerable groups including women and youth access financial services.

[East African] Burundi has signed a deal with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) that will see vulnerable groups including women and youth access financial services.

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More Than 413 Girls Forced Into Marriage in 2016

[Iwacu] Burundian girls still suffer the consequences of forced marriage especially when they are pregnant before adult age, say civil activists on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child.

[Iwacu] Burundian girls still suffer the consequences of forced marriage especially when they are pregnant before adult age, say civil activists on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi