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’s Nzeyimana takes over Regional Assembly

Burundi's Leontine Nzeyimana (Center) during a plenary of the East African Legislative Assembly(EALA) in Arusha (Tanzania) on Monday February 24/2020. PHOTO| Burundi Times The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has this Monday February 24th elected Burundi’s Leontine Nzeyimana as the Chairperson to preside over the Regional Assembly sittings in the absence of the substantive speaker Martin Ngoga.

Fire razes Kamenge market as traders count losses

Fire gutted Kamenge market considered to be one of the busiest markets in Bujumbura in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Traders were left counting losses after a big part of the market went down in flames as fire fighters spent several hours trying to extinguish the fire. “Ivestigation has been...

Burundi’s Nyabenda hands over chairmanship of EAC Speakers Forum

The Speaker of Burundi National Assembly Pascal Nyabenda while addressing the 13th meeting of EAC Speakers Forum in Kampala(Ugandan) December 10th, 2019. PHOTO|Burundi Times Burundi’s speaker of the National Assembly Pascal Nyabenda has on Tuesday December 10th 2019 hand over the chairmanship of the Bureau of the East African Community Speakers Forum after the end of his...

Ngozi University student tests positive for COVID-19

A student in Ngozi university located in the northern part of the country tested positive for Coronavirus according to the school administration, the university has since last Monday August 3rd taken the precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of the disease in the campus. “When one case is discovered this means that there...

Regional Youth Ambassadors on border community sensitization

Youth Ambassadors with border officials at Kobero/Kabanga border during the sesitisation programme on the movement of goods,services and people in the region. PHOTO|FILE. The East African Community Youth Ambassadors are undertaking a multi-stakeholder outreach programme that kicked off yesterday targeting the border communities in some of the East African partner states. The aim of...

Burundi to re-open airspace

The Burundi government spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye announced this November 3, 2020 that on ‪Sunday November 8, 2020‬ the International Airport will be reopened.Mr Ntahogwamiye while speaking to the state owned Television (RTNB), said that the prevention measures against Coronavirus will be observed for the arrivals and/or departing passengers. “If a positive case is diagnosed...

Why Human Trafficking is breaking up families in Burundi

Most of the young girls and women from Burundi who are trafficked to Asian countries hoping for a greener pasture end up in life threatening conditions. PHOTO| Burundi Times Timothy Niyonkuru a 28 year old Burundian and a father of a two year old Jaquelin, his wife was in 2017 intercepted and detained by the Burundian police while...

Mixed reactions over ‘curfew’ on bars in Bujumbura

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza backed the decision urging Burundians “to take drinks at home and share with their family members”. PHOTO| FILE. Curfew on bars in Bujumbura have raised mixed reactions in citizens and bar owners on the impact the measure is causing to the Burundian society and the economy. In November...

Singing to empower women in Africa

Merck Foundation and Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo stepped up last week to raise awareness through music on building heath care in Africa. PHOTO|FILE Merck Foundation and Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo stepped up last week to raise awareness through music on building heath care in Africa. During the annual Conference...
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