Agriculture remains underfunded in East Africa

During the East African Community Agriculture Budget Summit last week, small scale farmers in member states expressed concerns over the agriculture sector that has remained under funded calling on the member states to meet the Malabo declaration. “I acknowledge so many challenges that our small scale farmers in the region face including inadequate access...

82 percent of NTBs in COMESA are Operational

At least 82% of the reported Non-Tariff Barriers in the COMESA region are those imposed on imports and exports of goods and services and are largely operational by design. According to trade experts, these type of NTBs are easy to identify and monitor. Thus, from an analytical perspective, the relatively high rate of resolution...

Musongati wins president’s cup in penalty shootout

Musongati FC won the president’s cup 2020 edition after a penalty shootout against Rukinzo football club in Mwumba commune located in Ngozi province. Musongati had taken the early lead just two minutes into the game courtesy from a sublime finish from Yves Kireko but the lead didn’t last long as Derick Kalulika of Rukinzo...

Burundian students back home amid lockdown in Uganda

Majority of the Burundian middle class families prefer sending their children to Rwanda, Uganda or Kenya for further studies in pursuing their degrees or masters in different fields. Since the pandemic hit the East African community early this year, most of the member states have imposed measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus including...

The deaf in Burundi left out in the fight against COVID-19

As Burundi has stepped up efforts to fight against Coronavirus countrywide including mass testing, reduction of soap and water prices by 50 percent the deaf community in Burundi remained uninformed in the fight against the pandemic in the country. Aline Berahino the chairperson of the Deaf Women Association in Burundi (AFSB) said that majority...

Burundi forms committee to monitor railway project

In a presidential decree that was released by Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye earlier this week formed a committee whose mission is to ensure the sustainability of the project with the National policy. The railway project is expected to connect from Tanzania through the central corridor Uvinza-Musongati-Gitega-Bujumbura-Uvira and Kindu will see Burundi’s direct access to...

Coupe du president final set for this weekend

Rukinzo Football Club and Musongati are scheduled for the show down this Saturday in the president's cup final in Ngozi after both teams coming out victorious last week in the semi-finals. "Rukinzo FC will take on Musongati FC this Saturday July 11, 2020 at Rukundo Stadium by 15:00 local time in Ngozi,” a statement...

EABC calls for the reopening of regional Air Space

The East African Business Council has called on the East African Community (EAC) Partner States to fast track opening of air transport services to boost regional trade, tourism and hospitality sectors. In a statement released by the EABC, the Business Council said that it appreciates the measures by the EAC...

COVID-19 mass tests kicks off in Bujumbura

Burundi has this July 6, 2020 launched a campaign for a mass testing of Coronavirus in Bujumbura province that was mainly affected by the pandemic since January. Thaddée Ndikumana Burundi’s health minister while launching the campaign in Bujumbura said that three centers were established in Bujumbura for mass tests that included Kamenge center in...

Burundi records 24 new COVID-19 cases

For the first time the country recorded cases of Coronavirus outside Bujumbura province in the countryside of Kayanza and Gitega.PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s public health ministry this Saturday July 3rd announced 24 new Coronavirus cases after 256 people were tested from the provinces of Kayanza, Gitega and Bujumbura. According to the Burundian government...
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