Burundi’s Ageline launches Miss Burundi

Burundi’s First Lady Angeline Ndayishimiye on Tuesday 2, February 2021 officially launched the Miss Burundi Edition 2021 after years of suspension of the beauty pageant contest for almost four years. In her opening remarks Burundi’s first lady called on organizers to be inclusive and not being biased in selecting the country’s next most beautiful...

Over thirty thousand refugees return home

According to the home affairs ministry report more than thirty thousand Burundians were repatriated from neighboring countries and have been re-integrated in the community in the last six months. 33,963 people from 11,336 families returned to their motherland after fleeing the 2015 political crisis that led to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the...

Burundi COVID-19 cases blows over one thousand

Burundi COVID-19 cases have passed a one thousand mark days after a mass testing campaign was relaunched in the country’s economic capital Bujumbura. “We are delighted that the suspected cases after screening various people who were in contact with the previous 40 cases came out negative,”said Thaddée Ndikumana Burundi’s health minister.

US Embassy donates Equipment to Burundi hospitals

The U.S. Embassy in Burundi last week donated Personal Protective Equipment composed of critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment to assist frontline health workers in Burundi in the fight against COVID-19. In its statement, the embassy said that USAFRICOM provided the funding to purchase the supplies which includes 360 cases of face shields,...

Burundi new COVID-19 measures gets into effect

The new covid-19 measures imposed by Burundi government last week has today get into effects after the country registered first-ever highest cases within 48 hours. Not only maritime and land borders are closed but also a mandatory 7 day quarantine will be observed by passengers using the country’s airport.  The increase...

Burundi records 40 covid-19 cases in 48hrs

The Burundi minister of public health reported 40 new COVID-19 positive cases for the past two days after contact tracing was conducted, the highest number since March 2019 when the country recorded first ever case of coronavirus. Burundi had imposed as other countries a mandatory certificate to travelers to and from the country.

Freedom at last as four journalists set free

Four local Burundi journalists were set free on the Christmas Eve after spending 430 days in prison accused of threatening the country’s security. Their release came after Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye granted them amnesty after being sentenced to prison in Bubanza for two and a half years. The presidential pardon came...

Burundi’s former Attorney General appointed to head Constitutional Court

Burundi’s senate has this Wednesday approved the new Constitutional Court president who was initially appointed by the country’s head of state Evariste Ndayishimiye. Mr. Valentin Bagorikunda the former state Attorney General under the late Pierre Nkurunziza’s regime is expected to lead the country’s Constitutional Court, Bagorinkunda was the General Director of the National Office...

One dead as police battles smugglers

At least one person was shot dead this Monday December 14th, 2020 by the police while attempting to flee with a boat loaded with 52 million worth of loincloth (Kitenge). According to the Burundian police four people were arrested and one shot dead while raiding smugglers sneaking in more than 1800 loincloths from the...

EAC 2020-21 Budget fails to sail through

The East African Community Budget for the financial year 2020-21 has yet again failed to sail through on Thursday December 10, 2020 as regional law makers differed with member states on the budget allocation, with law makers walking out of the plenary leading to the issue of quorum resulting to the adjournment of the house until...
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