EAC: South Sudan may face sanctions over remittance delay

Article 143 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community indicates that a partner state which defaults in meeting its financial obligations under the EAC treaty, “shall be subject to such sanction as the summit may on the recommendation of the Council determine.” PHOTO|FILE. The East African Civil Society...

Second Burundi Manufacturers and Trade Fair kicks off in Bujumbura

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza officially launching the Trade Fair in Bujumbura on 13/June/2019. PHOTO|FILE: Burundi State House. The second edition of the Burundi manufactures and trade fair was officially opened this Thursday in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, the fair was launched by president Pierre Nkurunziza at Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika.

Burundi appeals over EALA Speaker’s election

EACJ Judges during Burundi's appeal on the election of the EALA speaker in Arusha Tanzania on Thursday 20th 2019. PHOTO| BurundiTimes. After Burundi lodged an appeal in the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) on August 26th. 2019 on the election of the East African Legislative Assembly Speaker (EALA) Martin Ngoga, the hearing...

President Nkurunziza marks 4 years at the helm after re-election

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza at the state house in Bujumbura on February 19, 2019. PHOTO| BurundiTimes Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday marked four years since he was sworn in for another five year term that runs until 2020, the 2015 re-election of the incumbent president had sparked a political crisis in the...

Burundi registers 5 new COVID-19 cases as 4 discharged from the hospital

The country’s Coronavirus cases stands at 11 in which four of them have been discharged from the hospital after testing negative for the virus. PHOTO| FILE. According to the press release from the Burundi’s ministry for health, five more people have tested positive for the COVID-19 after the tests that were conducted earlier this...

Burundians in diaspora fear of losing jobs as COVID-19 persists

A doctor testing samples on a suspected COVID-19 in Arusha Tanzania. PHOTO| BurundiTimes Burundians living in diaspora raise concern over Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) which is fast spreading all over the world and claiming thousands of lives. ‘‘I was scared when one of my friends was put in quarantine because she...

Day 6 of the East African Inter-Parliamentary Games in Pictures.

Members of Parliament from Tanzania trying to take on Burundi in Tug of War at Namboole stadium (Uganda) During the EAC Inter-Parliamentary Games PHOTO| Burundi Times East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) speaker Martin Ngoga with former Tanzanian First Lady Salma Kikwete during the EAC games on Day 6 in Uganda's Namboole Stadium on...

Burundi reports first Coronavirus fatality

Out of five confirmed cases one person who was under intensive care unit passed earlier Sunday that sparked social media in the country to make rounds of photos reportedly suggesting the patient died of the virus on Sunday. PHOTO| FILE. Burundi has recorded its first Coronavirus death after a...

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...

Coronavirus: Premier League postponed until April

It was revealed on Thursday that Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had contracted coronavirus, while Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been forced into a period of self-isolation. PHOTO| Getty/Goal The English top-flight has followed the lead of Serie A, La Liga, MLS and Ligue 1 by announcing that all upcoming fixtures will have to...
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