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.

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...

Small cross border traders adopt new tactics to manage pandemic restrictions

The project region covers eastern DR Congo bordering western Rwanda and Uganda. PHOTO|FILE. Since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in the Great Lakes region in mid-March 2020, small scale traders have been unable to cross borders as they have traditionally done either to buy or sell goods. The...

Second Burundi Manufacturers and Trade Fair kicks off in Bujumbura

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza officially launching the Trade Fair in Bujumbura on 13/June/2019. PHOTO|FILE: Burundi State House. The second edition of the Burundi manufactures and trade fair was officially opened this Thursday in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, the fair was launched by president Pierre Nkurunziza at Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika.

Will the new Burundi government nip corruption in the bud?

The Burundian president while addressing the parliament last week vowed to eradicate corruption and embezzlement of public funds.PHOTO|FILE. As Burundi’s new cabinet took oath last week in the presence of President Evariste Ndayishimiye, constitutional court and the parliament, Burundi’s president reiterated his plans to fight corruption in the country for the next seven...

COMESA Member States wants socioeconomic study on COVID-19 impact

Member state officials indicated that some of the measures are not coordinated at a regional level thus seriously limiting regional trade which involves essential commodities that are in critical demand. PHOTO| FILE COMESA Member States have asked the Secretariat to conduct a socioeconomic study on the effects of the Coronavirus to inform ongoing COVID-19...

Socio-Economic Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic in COMESA Region Completed

COMESA Secretariat has conducted a study on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. The study is expected to help Member States in developing policies to address the impacts of the pandemic on their economies. According to the study, only six Member States: Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda are...

East African countries at high risk of debt distress again

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

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...

Burundi’s taxman records increase in revenue despite COVID-19 pandemic

Burundi's Revenue Authority Commissioner General Audace Niyonzima addressing the press on Tuesday July 02nd. 2020. PHOTO| OBR. Burundi’s Revenue Authority (OBR) recorded an increase in the revenue collection country wide despite Coronavirus Pandemic that has hit the country including other neighboring states. Burundi had announced the suspension of the passenger...