Burundi Covid-19 cases surge ahead of festive seasons

Burundi government have called on its citizens to respect the Covid-19 preventive measures as Gitega says there have been a surge in cases for the past weeks. In a statement Burundi’s internal affairs minister Gervais Ndirakobuca said that in recent days, authorities say that they observed a clear slackening in strict compliance with imposed...

Burundi threatens to appeal after New Star’s downfall

The President of Burundi Basketball Federation Jean Paul Manirakiza alongside the New Star's team delegation vowed to appeal against International Basketball Federation (FIBA) decision to eliminate the country’s basketball team from securing the qualification to the Basketball Africa League (B.A.L) tournament that will take place in Dakar, Cairo and Kigali from 5 March - 28 May 2022.

10 days of EAC Inter-Parliamentary games

Inside the Ten days of the East African Community Inter-parliamentary games in pictures that kicked off in Arusha(Tanzania) from 6th and expected to end on 17th December 2021. Members of the East African Legislative Assembly celebrating during the official opening of the Inter-Parliamentary games. Procession for the Kick-off of...

Underdogs EALA stuns EAC member states

As the East African Community Inter-Parliamentary games marked its third day after the official launching last Monday, the East African Legislative Assembly considered to be the underdogs in the competitions pulled out shock wins against Kenya and Uganda. On Thursday morning the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Men’s volley ball team locked horns with...

Update on Omicron

On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE).  This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or the severity of illness it...

Sustainable economic recovery key for COMESA member states

During the 21st COMESA Heads of State Summit held in Cairo, Egypt on 23rd, November 2021, Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye called on Common Market for East and Southern African (COMESA) member states prioritize sustainable economic recovery in the post covid-19 pandemic. Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye who attended the COMESA heads of state summit via...

EALA calls on EU to lift sanctions against Burundi

The East African Legislative Assembly has called on the European Union to lift sanctions against Burundi that was imposed since 2015, during a sitting in its Head Quarters in Arusha (Tanzania) the law makers hailed the United States move and called on the European Union to follow. “When there is sanction on a Partner...

Domestic Tourism Campaign to boost regional tourism

The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Peter Mathuki this Wednesday launched the EAC Regional Domestic Tourism Media Campaign where media outlets expected to disseminate, and showcase the tourism potentials the region possess in efforts to revamp the sector after being largely hit by the covid-19 pandemic since last year. While addressing the journalists...

Incoming FFB boss prioritizes building international standard stadiums

The incoming president of the Burundi Football Federation (FFB) Alexandre Muyenge in a press conference held in Sororezo this Tuesday 23 / November, presented a program centered on the development of football in the country that prioritized the building of stadiums meeting the international standards. “The sports ministry and the government will join forces...

Primus League winners expected to bag 50 million francs

While addressing a press conference in Mugoboka held on Tuesday November 23rd, the undisputed candidate for the position of the president of the Burundi Football Federation (FFB) Alexandre Muyenge vowed to mobilize more sponsorships to promote the country’s local football league and raise the winner’s prize from 30 million Burundi francs to 50 million towards the end...
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