Burundi waives Covid-19 testing for travelers

Burundi’s health ministry last week announced the government’s move to waive the mandatory Covid-19 testing for travelers entering the country from all borders. “The COVID-19 test is no longer required for travelers entering Burundi via the various entry points…for outgoing travelers, the negative PCR test is only required for those who go to countries...

Cholera epidemic declared in Bujumbura

Cholera epidemic has been declared in Bujumbura by the country’s ministry of health after cases of Cholera were reported this Sunday. In a statement that was signed by Burundi’s Minister of Health, nine cases were recorded in Bujumbura after results from the city’s main laboratory turned positive of the disease. “9...

Burundi fronts ruling party deputy secretary general for EALA Speakership

Gitega has now fronted Joseph Ntakarutimana the Deputy Secretary General of Burundi’s ruling party CNDD-FDD for the position of speakership that is slated for this Tuesday December 20th. While addressing the press in Arusha, Mr. Ntakarutimana said that his objective will be to make sure the interests of East Africans is at the fore...

EALA calls on Burundi to join Anti-Money Laundering Group

The East African Legislative Assembly on Tuesday called on Burundi to join the Anti- Money Laundering group, this comes as it released a report on the progress made by member states on its common foreign and security policies. “The Committee further noted that the Republic of Burundi is not a member of the Eastern...

New COMESA energy model to ease energy business 

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa – COMESA has developed regional policy frameworks that will assist Member States to improve the quality of solar products that are allowed into the region and achieve the ease the doing of business across borders due to predictable duty regimes. The policy intends to address the...

Remittances increase by 115 percent in Burundi

Burundi remittances is now said to have increased by 115 percent according to the country’s Central Bank (BRB), while addressing the press the BRB Governor said that the measures to lift restrictions on money transfer has already created a positive impact on the country’s economy. In October, 2022, Burundi’s Central Bank lifted the restrictions...

Burundi Central Bank suspends special refinancing framework for growth sectors

The governor of Burundi’s Central Bank (BRB) Dieudonne Murengerantwari has this Friday announced the suspension of the special refinancing framework for growth sectors, days after Burundi president Evaritse Ndayishimiye criticized the policy. During a press conference in Bujumbura, the Central Bank governor announced that the measure was suspended until further notice, “except for the...

Tshisekedi and Kagame at loggerheads

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) president Felix Antoine Tshisekedi has fired back to President Paul Kagame’s accusations that Kinshasa continued to violate his country’s territorial integrity. Tension between Rwanda and DRC continued to rise despite efforts to defuse the ongoing conflict between the two East African countries through the EAC led dialogue.

Region to wait longer for a single currency

The East African Community has proposed another deadline for a single currency while expected to miss out on the 2024 deadline that was initially set by the heads of state upon signing the Monetary Union Protocol in 2013. During the celebration of 23 years since the East African Community was revived after its collapse...

EABC urges Burundi government to waive covid-19 testing

The East African Business Council (EABC) Chief Executive Officer John Bosco Kalisa called on the Burundi government to waive COVID-19 testing for fully vaccinated passengers entering Burundi. “This will boost tourism & trade and easing of forex bureau controls also the operationalization of Ruhwa one-stop border post will boost Burundi-Rwanda trade,” said the EABC...
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