Ntibazonkiza shines as Burundi grabs first win

Burundi’s talisman Saido Ntibazonkiza yet again became man of the match after his brace helped the Swallows grab their first win against Mauritania in the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers that took place at Intwari Stadium (Bujumbura) last Sunday. Ntibazonkiza broke the deadlock in the 6th minute by converting the invoting pass from...

Ntibazonkiza the magician Intamba missed

Burundi’s ace Saido Ntibazonkiza was the little magician Burundi missed after taking a sublime free kick in the 79th minute to snatch a point for the visitors. Shirt No.10 Ntibazonkiza yet again produced a moment of brilliance when the Intamba Murugamba needed him most during the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against...

Burundi to re-open airspace

The Burundi government spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye announced this November 3, 2020 that on ‪Sunday November 8, 2020‬ the International Airport will be reopened.Mr Ntahogwamiye while speaking to the state owned Television (RTNB), said that the prevention measures against Coronavirus will be observed for the arrivals and/or departing passengers. “If a positive case is diagnosed...

Buyoya to appeal as court sentences him for life

Former Burundi president Pierre Buyoya (70) has rejected the verdict of Burundi’s court that sentenced him for life in prison accused of having played a role in the assassination of former president Melchior Ndadaye in 1993. Buyoya who is currently the Special Envoy of the African Union in Mali/ Sahel Region tweeted that the...

Burundi-Rwanda moves to mend relations

Burundi and Rwanda have this Tuesday made a major step towards mending the soar relations between the two countries after the two ministers of foreign affairs met at Nemba-Gasenyi border between the two countries. Rwanda’s Vincent Biruta and Burundi’s Albert Shingiro met at the border to discuss outstanding issues in effort to mend the...

59th anniversary since the assassination of the Independence Hero

Every 13th of October Burundi remembers the assassination of her independence hero prince Louis Rwagasore, this year the country commemorated 59 years since he was assassinated in Bujumbura. Rwagasore is regarded as a hero in Burundi who played a critical role on the country’s independence in 1961. He was a key figure in Burundi’s...

Burundi bags late win against Taifa Stars

Burundi’s Intamba mu Rugamba grasped a late goal to take a 1-0 victory against Tanzania’s Taifa Stars last Sunday at Mkapa stadium in Dar es Salaam. With less than 10mins to play Burundi’s ace Saido Ntibazonkiza took a long rage effort that curled into the top right corner of the post leaving Tanzania’s goalkeeper...

Fire razes Kamenge market as traders count losses

Fire gutted Kamenge market considered to be one of the busiest markets in Bujumbura in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Traders were left counting losses after a big part of the market went down in flames as fire fighters spent several hours trying to extinguish the fire. “Ivestigation has been...

Q and A with Burundi’s Sada Nahimana

Sada Nahimana is a Burundian 19 year old female tennis player, born and grew up in Buyenzi one of the suburbs in Bujumbura spoke to Burundi Times’ Joella Niciteretse on her professional journey.   Who inspired you to play Tennis?  My father inspired me and he is the one who brought...

Burundi’s Ezechiel takes oath in the Regional Assembly

Burundi’s minister for East African Community (EAC) Ezechiel Nibigira has this Wednesday 30th September 2020 swear in as an ex-officio in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) during the virtual sitting. While taking oath Burundi’s minister vowed to cooperate and commit to work with the Regional Assembly for further fostering of the EAC integration...
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