EALA approves $19.6 million for first quarter of 2020-2021

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) on September 2, 2020 via a virtual sitting approved a Vote on Account of USD $19.6 Million to support the normal operations and cater for expenses of the East African Community (EAC) in the first quarter of the Financial Year 2020-2021. The approval came late as many hindrances...

Gitega Beauty pageant to kick-off

Burundi’s political capital Gitega is set to host for the first time Miss Ngoma a beauty pageant before the end of this year, the beauty contest aims at presenting beauty and bright women in the province. “It aims at sensitizing women to Burundian culture, fostering and promoting the culture,” said Ménédore Ndayikengurukiye one of...

Burundi to consider re-opening the airspace

Burundi government is set to consider the reopening of Melchior Ndadaye International airport next month after the mass COVID-19 screening campaign comes to an end. The mass test that kicked off on July 6th 2020 is expected to end this month as at least 445 people tested positive for the virus countrywide.

Burundi-Australian John K-ay on emerging film industry in Burundi

Famously known for his films Nothing Is Impossible (2012), Restoring Hope (2015), Silent Sufferers (2015), and Irreversible Choices (2016). Award winning John K-ay (Jean-Marie Ndayishimiye) a Burundi-Australian film director, producer and actor. He spoke to Joella Niciteretse on his journey to fame in the film industry and how to encourage, develop the industry in Burundi. Who is John...

Burundi’s ace signs for Irish Glentoran

Burundi’s play maker Gael Bigirimana completed his transfer to an Irish premiership football club Gletoran Football Club last Tuesday for undisclosed fee. The Burundians talisman was a free agent by the time the Irish based club Glentoran Football Club moved to recruit him. In a statement released last Tuesday, the Irish...

3 sentenced for 30 years over attack on president’s convoy

Three people were last Sunday sentenced for 30 years in prison for pelting stones to the President Evariste Ndayishimiye’s convoy in Kanyanza province located in the northern part of the country. According to the high court in Kayanza the accused were charged for breaching the public security and conspiracy against the president of the...

408 COVID-19 cases in Burundi

Coronavirus cases in Burundi spiked to 408 last Friday as three more people tested positive for covid-19 according to the ministry of health, the number of cases increased after the country launched a mass testing campaign where every citizen can voluntarily be tested for the virus. The number of active cases in Burundi...

Burundi: Prioritizing Cultural Diplomacy

During a meeting that was organized by Burundi’s Ministry of East African Community Affairs, Youth, Sports and Culture in honor of the leaders of cultural clubs to convey the new ministry’s vision, Burundi’s aforementioned minister Ezéchiel Nibigira said that his office is set to promote a cultural diplomacy which will be among the priorities in his docket.

Gélase Ndabirabe is the speaker of Burundi’s parliament

The Former ruling party (CNDD-FDD) spokesman Gélase Ndabirabe was last Friday 8th 2020 elected as the speaker of Burundi’s parliament replacing Pascal Nyabenda after his five year term came to an end. The newly elected Members of Parliament last week kick started the business with the electing of the speaker and his deputy who...

Ngozi University student tests positive for COVID-19

A student in Ngozi university located in the northern part of the country tested positive for Coronavirus according to the school administration, the university has since last Monday August 3rd taken the precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of the disease in the campus. “When one case is discovered this means that there...
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