Kenya strengthens ties with Burundi, eyes DRC market

The free trade zone near DRC will be offered to Kenya’s private sector business men including the chambers of commerce and Kenya manufactures association to showcase Kenyan products mainly consumer and industrial products. PHOTO|FILE Kenya has stepped up efforts to strengthen the bilateral relations with the Burundian government in efforts to boost trade between the...

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...

German injects $128 million in East Africa’s education and Health programmes

The East African Community Secretary General Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko and the German’s Charge d’Affaires Jorg Herrera after signing the agreement on December 4th 2019. PHOTO| Burundi Times The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Liberat Mfumukeko on Thursday signed an agreement worth $ 128 million with German’s Charge d’Affaires Jorg Herrera in Arusha, the fund...

EALA to cooperate with ATT to eradicate illicit trade of weapons

The East African Community Legislative Assembly (EALA) is set to cooperate with the International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to advocate for the partner states to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) aimed at preventing, and eradicating the illicit trade in Conventional arms and prevent their diversion in the East African Community.

COMESA hands over the Chair of Tripartite Task Force

The Tripartite brings together three RECs, including the East African Community into a cooperative framework on the implementation of the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement (TFTA) that was launched in 2015. PHOTO| BurundiTimes The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) has handed over the stewardship of the tripartite group of Regional Economic Communities (RECs)...

East African countries at high risk of debt distress again

EAC countries at risk of debt distress
EAC countries at risk of debt distress

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...

Farmers call for EAC member states to implement Malabo declaration

The farmers’ forum is expected to present a petition to the upcoming East African Community heads of state summit signed by one million farmers. PHOTO: Burundi Times
In the financial year 2018-2019 all the East African member states allocated less than 10% of the budget on agriculture with the exception of Burundi which allocated 10.69% despite a high malnutrition rate in the country. During the fourth East African Community (EAC) agriculture summit that took place on May 10th in...

NTBs hinders businesses as Tanzania-Burundi Trade Fair kicks off

A Burundian trader explaining to some of his customers about his locally manufactured products on August/30/2019. PHOTO| BurundiTimes. Under the auspices of the Tanzanian embassy in Burundi, a four day trade fair was officially opened in Bujumbura this Friday with the aim to share experience and network between traders of the two...

Regional Blocs launch platform to connect women in business

The digital platform is designed to address the information that is needed by women in business and connect them via a custom-built social networking tool that was launched in Kigali, Rwanda on November 21st 2019. PHOTO|FILE. COMESA, East African Community and ECOWAS launched a networking platform to connect 50 million African women in...
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