Regional Youth Ambassadors on border community sensitization

Youth Ambassadors with border officials at Kobero/Kabanga border during the sesitisation programme on the movement of goods,services and people in the region. PHOTO|FILE. The East African Community Youth Ambassadors are undertaking a multi-stakeholder outreach programme that kicked off yesterday targeting the border communities in some of the East African partner states. The aim of...

Burundi standards Bureau questions BRARUDI drinks

With more than 60 years of operation in Burundi, BRARUDI remains the largest brewer and soft beverage company in the territory. PHOTO| BRARUDI The Burundi Bureau of Standards (BBN) expressed concerns over the quality of drinks brewed by the country’s major brewery BRARUDI a French acronym for (Brasseries et Limonaderies du Burundi). In a...

Mixed reactions over ‘curfew’ on bars in Bujumbura

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza backed the decision urging Burundians “to take drinks at home and share with their family members”. PHOTO| FILE. Curfew on bars in Bujumbura have raised mixed reactions in citizens and bar owners on the impact the measure is causing to the Burundian society and the economy. In November...

Sanction lift against Burundi a boost for EAC-EU trade agreement

The East African Legislative Assembly Committee on Communications, Trade and Investment is meeting in Bujumbura to review the East African Community Customs Management Act 2004, to facilitate and ease the cost of doing trade/business in the community. During the meeting the Director General of customs and trade at the East African Community Bagamuhunda Kenneth...

Is Burundi government’s move to suspend forex bureaus the right call?

Burundi’s small scale traders were left in dilemma after the Central Bank’s move to stifle the forex bureaus country wide that exchange foreign currency on a much higher rate. PHOTO| FILE As Burundian government stepped up to suspend the operationalization of the forex bureaus in the country, some economic analysts backed the government’s decision arguing that the...

Agriculture remains underfunded in East Africa

During the East African Community Agriculture Budget Summit last week, small scale farmers in member states expressed concerns over the agriculture sector that has remained under funded calling on the member states to meet the Malabo declaration. “I acknowledge so many challenges that our small scale farmers in the region face including inadequate access...

TMEA signs $25,000 partner support agreement

Trademark East Africa (TMEA) partnered with the Burundi Federal Chambers of Commerce (CFCIB) signed a Public Private Dialogue project in Burundi worth $25,000 this Wednesday 9th. September, 2020. The project is expected to last for 2 years aiming at providing a platform to expose communication challenges for Burundi traders as well as trade Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs).

EABC calls for the reopening of regional Air Space

The East African Business Council has called on the East African Community (EAC) Partner States to fast track opening of air transport services to boost regional trade, tourism and hospitality sectors. In a statement released by the EABC, the Business Council said that it appreciates the measures by the EAC...

Domestic Tourism Campaign to boost regional tourism

The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Peter Mathuki this Wednesday launched the EAC Regional Domestic Tourism Media Campaign where media outlets expected to disseminate, and showcase the tourism potentials the region possess in efforts to revamp the sector after being largely hit by the covid-19 pandemic since last year. While addressing the journalists...

Youth Investment Bank opens in Gitega

Burudi's president Pierre Nkurunziza together with Evelyn Butoyi the minister for youth during the official launching of the bank in Gitega on April 15th. 2020. PHOTO| Burundi government. Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza on Wednesday April 15th 2020 officially launched a Youth Investement Bank (BIJE) with the aim of fighting Youth unemployment in the country through providing loans...
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