Burundi-Tanzania border reopens for travelers

Burundi Tanzania borders of Kober-Kabanga and Mugina were earlier this week reopened after the Burundian authority announced that the borders were now operational for travellers from and to Burundi. While addressing the press in Bujumbura, the Permanent Secretary of Burundi’s Health ministry Jean Baptiste Nzorironkankuze said that the borders were operational after the consultation...

Call for prayers to continue as Muslim clerics meet authority

The call for Muslim prayers (Adhan) to continue in Burundi after rumors emerged on social media that the internal affairs minister Gervais Ndirakobuca had restricted the call during night hours. In a video that went viral on social media in Burundi contained the internal affairs minister advising religious leaders to avoid noise pollution during...

EAC calls on EU to lift sanctions on Burundi

The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Peter Mathuki on Tuesday June 8th, 2020 called on the European Union (EU) to lift sanctions on Burundi that were imposed in 2015. This comes as the EAC Secretary General held a high level discussion with the representatives of the EU to Tanzania in Dar es Salaam...

Ndayishimiye: I will walk in his foot steps

Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye said that he will follow the footsteps of his predecessor the late Pierre Nkurunziza for a United and peaceful Burundi. The comments came during the commemoration of the one year anniversary since the death of the late president Pierre Nkurunziza in Jun,8 2020. “Since I met...

Burundi president to visit Kenya next week

Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye is expected to make a state visit to Kenya according to a statement released by Kenya’s state house this Saturday 29th May, 2020. “His Excellency President Evariste Ndayishimiye of the Republic of Burundi will arrive in Kisumu City on Monday, 31st May 2021 at the start of his two-day State...

Burundi-DRC border to reopen next week

Burundi government has announced the reopening of Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi Gatumba border after the infrastructure was put in place in order to screen traders and travelers using the border point in fight against covid-19. While addressing the press at the border between Burundi and DRC, Burundi’s health minister Thaddée Ndikumana said...

IOM distributes emergency aid to families stranded

On Tuesday 25 May 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and humanitarian partners distributed emergency aid to newly displaced households due to new floods caused by the constant rise of Lake Tanganyika and the Rusizi River. The recent floods have caused further displacement of people and destruction of property. Coordinated by the Directorate...

Burundi-DRC Border set to reopen

Gitega is set to reopen border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Gatumba located in the western part of the country which is considered as the main economic frontier between the two countries. This comes after the Burundi government closed the border with DRC in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in...

EAC Partner States record $4.8 billion loss in tourism

New East African Business Council (EABC) study on the impact of Covid-19 in the tourism &hospitality sector reveals 2.1 million jobs lost in 2020 in the EAC region. East Africa Community (EAC) Partner States are estimated to have lost international tourism receipts to the tune of $ 4.8 Billion in the year 2020, following...

Government secures 2 billion francs for port renovation

Burundi’s government has announced 2 billion francs to be allocated to renovate the country’s main port in Bujumbura, the port’s infrastructure was damaged by the increasing water levels of Lake Tanganyika. Speaking to journalists after visiting the port, Burundi’s minister for trade and industries Ms. Immaculée Ndabaneze said that the allocated amount will help...
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