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.

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 Airlines set to hit the skies

Burundi ministry of trade, tourism, and industry launched this Thursday February 5th, 2021  Burundi Airlines a company to monitor the country’s owned fleet after being grounded for more than 10 years. The government is the main shareholder with 92 percent of the shares while SOCABU and SABENA owns 4 percent of the shares each. 

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...
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