DRC President Tshisekedi on a working visit in Burundi

The Democratic Republic of Congo president Felix Tshisekedi is on a three days working visit to Burundi where he is accompanied by DRC’s first lady Denise Nyakeru who landed in Bujumbura this Saturday. “We are looking forward to cooperate with our neighbor Burundi in many aspects including agriculture, exchange of good practices and see...

The East African Business Council urges EAC to harmonize domestic taxes

The East African Business Council (EABC) CEO John Bosco Kalisa called on the EAC member states to harmonize domestic tax regimes and Proposed measures for 2022/23 Budgets. Mr. Kalisa said the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community obliges the Partner States to harmonize their tax policies with a view of removing...

Flambeau du Centre wins its first ever Primus League

The Primus league season came down to the wire last Saturday to decide this year’s champions as Flambeau du Centre which was on third position locked horns with Atletico New Oil in Muyinga province to pull out a surprise win to be crowned the champions at Umuco Stadium in Muyinga. Prior to the 30th...

Ndayishimiye on Ukraine Crisis: Burundi will remain neutral

Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye made clear of his country’s position on the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine that erupted early this year. President Evariste Ndayishimiye while addressing the journalists in the state house last week was asked whether Russia’s donation of fuel to the country could jeopardize the country’s relation with the European...

WHO chief censored on China’s internet after calling zero-Covid unsustainable

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is being censored on China's internet after questioning the sustainability of the country's zero-Covid policy. The censorship on Weibo and WeChat, China's two largest social media platforms, targets WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' comments that expressed rare disagreement with Beijing's policies. "When we...

Mixed reaction as netizens hails, bashes Miss Burundi pageant

Burundi netizens hailed, slammed the Miss Burundi beauty pageant after the grande finale revealed Ngaruko Kelly Michelle as the winner of the 2022 beauty pageant. The netizens organized a twitter space to debate on the organization and the criteria in place for the incumbent Burundi beauty pageant. “We are gathered here...

Afghan media decries increased violations as world marks press freedom day

The media in Afghanistan has voiced concerns over increased attacks on the freedom of expression. The head of the Afghan Independent Journalists Association Hujatullah Mujadid said the increased restrictions was a major violation of rights. "We are celebrating May 3 as more than 40 per cent of our media outlets have been closed. Around...

Q&A with Pierre Nkurikiye, the Artist

Pierre Nkurikiye aka Cinjire is a 44 year old Burundian, a father and a devoted Christian. He is an artist song writer, singer, actor and author. He is also a communication advisor and the spokesperson of ministry of home affairs, community development and public security in Burundi. He is currently pursuing for a PhD...

EAC hits $2.6 billion worth of exports to European Union

The East African Business Council (EABC) this week announced that East African countries export to the European Union hit $2.6 billion in 2020 despite the challenges the region faced during the covid-19 pandemic. The CEO of the EABC John Bosco Kalisa during a meeting with the ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Tanzania...

Burundi Says 10 Troops Killed In Attack on AU Base In Somalia

Nairobi (AFP), May 4 – Ten Burundian peacekeepers were killed in a ferocious attack by Al-Shabaab jihadists on an African Union base in Somalia, Burundi’s army said Wednesday, the deadliest targeting AU forces in the country since 2015. Twenty-five soldiers were also wounded in Tuesday’s assault on the camp in central Somalia and five are...
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