Author: Evariste Niyonkuru

Evariste NiyonkuruApril 8, 2023
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The biodiversity of Tanganyika Lake, one of the world’s natural wonders and the deepest freshwater lake in Africa, is in danger due to human activities in the region. In response, authorities from the four countries sharing the lake’s waters – Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia – have collectively decided to suspend fishing […]

Evariste NiyonkuruMarch 12, 2023
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As a result of the Rift Valley epidemic in mid-2022, a ban on animal slaughter was put in place, prompting the Imbo people – who are big fans of meat – to switch to edible mushrooms. This presented an immense opportunity to COPEJC, a cooperative of young people who specialise in mushroom farming. The Imbo […]

Evariste NiyonkuruFebruary 17, 2023
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A 41-year-old Burundian engineer who works for the globally renowned US aircraft manufacturer Boeing was given the prestigious Black Engineer of the Year Award 2023 – BEYA on February 11th, 2023. His success story, enthusiastically received by many Burundians online serves as an inspiration & motivation for young people in Burundi. Let’s learn a couple […]


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