Category: Society


February 1st, 2017, the then President of the Republic, Pierre Nkurunziza, signed a presidential decree (Nº 100/18) defining new modalities for obtaining scholarships in Burundi. The decree established a scholarship loan for students in public universities, replacing the old system of providing monthly scholarships to students in public universities. What has been the real effect of […]

Iris NewsApril 6, 2023

Mukeshimana Aniella, a woman known as ‘Kirungo’ due to her alluring physical looking, has been banned from residing in the Butihinda commune of Muyinga Province. This decision came after several complaints from local women who accused Kirungo of seducing and stealing their husbands. According to a statement by Ndikumasabo Gilbert, Kirungo comes from Karusi Province […]


Anti and Pro-Rights of LGBTQ+ people in Africa have been throwing shades at each other for the origin of Homosexuality for years. Thus, antigay movement have emphasised the “imported” characteristic of Homosexuality while LGBTQ+ rights activists have focused on foreign aid to further narrow down this community rights. In view of recent news in East […]

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