Burundi parliament approves the new prime minister and the vice president

After the swearing in of the President of the republic Evariste Ndayishimiye the first move in forming a new government proposed two names to the parliament and the senate. PHOTO| FILE. The speaker of the parliament Pascal Nyabenda chaired this June’s 23, 2020 a sitting which the current Public Security minister Alain Guillaume...

EALA votes for new commissioners

EALA Burundi chapter while casting their votes virtually in Bujumbura on May 23rd 2020. PHOTO| Burundi Times. The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has this Tuesday 23rd, June 2020 voted for the new commissioners who are expected to manage the affairs of the Assembly. Members of the regional assembly virtually...

Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye vows to fight for equality

During his maiden speech in the country’s political capital Gitega, President Ndayishimiye said that all Burundians are equal with no exception. PHOTO|Burundi Times. Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye who took oath last Thursday June 18, 2020 promised Burundians equal rights and justice for all. During his maiden speech in the country’s political...

COVID-19 cases hits a hundred in Burundi

The current tally of Coronavirus cases in Burundi now stands at 104 of which 29 still active, 71 recovered and discharged and one fatality. PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s health ministry announced this Monday ten new Coronavirus cases in the country after 97 people were tested for the virus. “Of the 32 patients...

Some Burundians turn to herbs to fight COVID-19

Last week when Burundi’s health ministry announced eleven new COVID-19 cases in the country. PHOTO|FILE. Some residents in Burundi have turned to herbs and fruits to stimulate the immune systems as a protective measure against coronavirus, steam bath has also been used by Burundians who develop signs of cough, flu or difficulty in...

Burundi court rules president elect Evariste Ndayishimiye to take oath

The court’s ruling comes after a council of minister’s meeting resorted for the country’s constitutional court to declare the position of president is vacant and announce who to take over. PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s constitutional court ruled last Friday 12th June that the president elect Evariste Ndayishimye should take oath as soon as possible.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies aged 55

According to the Burundi government spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye, president Nkurunziza was on Saturday in good health as he was watching a volleyball game in countryside. PHOTO|BurundiTimes Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza was this Tuesday pronounced dead after a cardiac arrest on Monday 8th.2020 morning in one of the hospitals in Karusi province.

Burundi records 20 more COVID-19 cases

Currently the number of positive cases related to the Coronavirus pandemic in Burundi stands at 83 of which 45 of them recovered and were discharged from the hospital and one fatality. PHOTO|FILE. Last Saturday Burundi Health ministry announced twenty new COVID-19 cases after 98 people were tested for the virus including contact tracing of...

How Regional States Can Mitigate Negative Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on Trade

These gains will be eroded especially if regional States do not stand together and collectively respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. PHOTO|FILE. The gains made by countries in the eastern and southern Africa, through free trade are under threat. In the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa - COMESA, with 21 countries, internal...

COVID-19: Supporting medical workers through music

The song was produced to thank doctors and nurses fighting on the front lines of the coronavirus battle, who are risking exposure to the virus that has claimed hundreds of lives in the African continent. PHOTO| FILE. Rasha Kelej the CEO of Merck Foundation has spear headed an African star featured song to show...
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