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Heavy Rain Destroys Crops; News in Brief
 
EAB PRESS 061207-4
December 7, 2006

[EAB Press - Burundi] Heavy rain has fallen in recent weeks causing considerable damage and loss of life.

In Makamba, for example, it is reported that tomatoes, beans, vegetables, sweet potatoes and other crops have been destroyed in the valleys while three people were drowned in the Mutsindozi River and another four people were hit by lighting in a thunderstorm.

There are fears in several dioceses that famine will result from this situation.


News in Brief

-- The Province extends sympathy to the family and friends of Venerable Emmanuel Karimanzira, Provost of Makamba Cathedral who died on 8th November 2006.

-- Helen Stawski, International Development Programme Officer at Lambeth Palace visited the Province recently to follow up on a proposal for education.

-- Congratulations to Rev. Canon Alfred NANIYE (Bujumbura diocese) and Rev. Canon Nicodemus SAMUHUTU (Matana diocese) and their wives, who both celebrated more than 50 years of marriage during 2006.

-- The Provincial office now has a newly appointed development officer, Léonidas Niyongabo.


CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM THE PROVINCE AND GOD’S BLESSINGS IN 2007
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