Burundi’s Human Rights Commission concerned over children’s involvement in politics

The Independent Human Rights Commission chairman Sixte Vigny Nimuraba while addressing journalist in Bujumbura on Saturday 23rd. April. 2020. PHOTO| BurundiTimes The National Human Rights Commission (CNIDH) raised concern over political parties’ use of children during the campaigns in the country, the commission chairman Sixte Vigny Nimuraba said that there was need for...

Burundi general elections conducted amid tight security

One of the voters casting her vote in Nyakabiga polling station on May 20th. 2020. PHOTO|FILE. By 6 am local time in Bujumbura polling stations were already opened and voters queued to cast their votes for the next president that will bring an end to President Pierre Nkuruniza’s 15 years in power.

Burundi to tighten security ahead of the elections

The minister of security has imposed some restrictions of the movement of motorcycles and bicycles at certain places within the city in efforts to guarantee peace and stability during the elections. PHOTO| FILE. Ahead of general elections slated for this May 20, 2020 the Public Security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni warned political party leaders...

Burundi confirms 15 new COVID-19 cases

The number increased after 89 people were tested for the virus including contact tracing of the previously infected patients. PHOTO|FILE On Sunday 17th the Burundi health ministry announced 15 new Coronavirus cases according to the tests that were conducted earlier this month. The number increased after 89 people were tested for...

Prominent business man found dead in Bujumbura

The deceased is mostly known for his Forex Bureau business in Bujumbura. A prominent business man in Burundi Simbananiye Jackson aka Kirahwata was found dead in the early hours of Thursday morning at avenue de Imprimerie located in Bujumbura. According to Burundi public security spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye the deceased was abducted...

Burundi expels World Health representative

This happens as the country is fighting the covid-19. Till today Burundi has registered 27 COVID-19 cases of which 15 active, 11 discharged and  one death according to the ministry of health. PHOTO| Burundi government declared Walter Kazadi Mwilombo who was the country representative of the World Health Organisation persona non grata, in a...

Burundi records eight new COVID-19 cases

Patients who had tested positive early this month were retested and four of them tested negative and said to have recovered. PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s health ministry this Tuesday reported eight new COVID-19 cases from the 158 people who were tested for the virus including the contact tracing which that was made from the previous COVID-19...

95 arrested over violence ahead of the general elections

Mr. Nkurikiye said that the political violence had diminished compared to the first week of the campaigns that resulted to at least three people losing their lives. PHOTO|FILE As the electoral campaigns are in its second week Burundi authority said that at least 30 CNDD-FDD and 5 CNL militants were injured during the confrontation...

COMESA Agency scraps 12 Anti-Competition Trade Agreements

Other sectors in which the Commission reviewed were distribution agreements affecting alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and the fast-moving consumer goods. PHOTO| FILE. More than twelve trade agreements which have been operational in the Common Market for several years have been banned for being anti-competition. The action was taken by the COMESA Competition Commission...

Flood victims remain stranded as government provides relief aid

A team led by Burundi’s public security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni visited the flood victims this Monday in effort to provide them with relief support that included Maize, beans, cartons of soap bars and other basic needs. PHOTO| FILE According to the local authorities in Bujumbura more than 8,000 families remain stranded and in...
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