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.

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...

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...

Primus league 2020-2021 fixtures announced

Burundi’s Primus league is set to return in action for the season 2020-2021 on September 5th, 2021 after the country’s Football Federation president Reverien Ndikuriyo met club’s presidents in the capital Gitega. After the meeting with the club’s president in the country’s new capital Gitega the Burundi Football Federation (FFB) released a statement on...

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...

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...

Burundi to consider re-opening the airspace

Burundi government is set to consider the reopening of Melchior Ndadaye International airport next month after the mass COVID-19 screening campaign comes to an end. The mass test that kicked off on July 6th 2020 is expected to end this month as at least 445 people tested positive for the virus countrywide.

Q and A with Bernadette Niyoyitungira

Burundi Time’s Joella Niciteretse spoke with Bernadette Niyoyitungira a student at Summit University a victim of 1993 civil war, shared her passion and experience in social and professional life. Bernadette is finalizing her studies at Summit International University majoring in Hospitality and tourism. She became the first Runner- Up of the Miss handicap Burundi...

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.

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...
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