COVID-19 cases in Burundi at 170

Burundi government said that fifty of the COVID-19 patients who were undergoing treatment underwent a retesting and results showed they were free from the virus. Burundi’s health ministry reported 26 new coronavirus cases on June 27, 2020 as the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 170 according to the Burundian health ministry.

Burundi play maker’s funeral causes outrage

Former Burundi football play maker Papy Faty’s funeral has caused outrage in the country after his remains were received at Bujumbura international airport on Thursday 9th, Papy Faty who is believed to have converted to Islam was buried last Friday as a Christian a move that has angered the Muslim community in Burundi. “His...

24 killed in an armed confrontation in Burundi

While dismantling a criminal gang last week 22 criminals lost their lives, two police officers were killed and two others injured while 12 weapons seized from the armed group. PHOTO| FILE At least 24 people were killed in Bujumbura province during an armed confrontation according to the police, the Burundian government said that the six other...

Number of migrants now growing faster than world population, new UN figures show

With forced displacements continuing to increase, refugees and asylum seekers account for close to a quarter of global increases, which have risen by 13 million in number from 2010 to 2017. PHOTO| Burundi Times The growing number of international migrants has now reached 272 million, outpacing the growth rate of the world’s population, according to...

Q and A with Burundi’s presidential aspirant Francis Rohero

Burundi’s presidential candidate Francis Rohero spoke with ESPOIR IRADUKUNDA on his ambitions and the country’s challenges ahead of this month’s general elections. How do you want to be known by Burundians? I am 48 year old Burundian. A citizen who stands to bring change after a long journey of teaching leadership.

Burundi’s play maker Papy Faty dies on the pitch

Burundi’s 28 year old play maker Papy Faty has died after collapsing on the football pitch during a match in Eswatini, the player was in action for his club Malanti chiefs against the Green Mamba in the Killarney stadium in Pigg’s Peak in the afternoon of Thursday 25th Faty collapsed 15miniutes into the game...

Mane named African Footballer of the year at CAF Awards

Senegalese Ace Sadio Mane after receiving his award as African Footballer of the Year 2019. PHOTO| CAF Sadio Mane and Asisat Oshoala were crowned as African Player of the Year and Afrocan Women’s Player of the Year at the CAF Awards 2019 held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh Resort in Hurghada Egypt on...

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...

EAC dispatches mobile laboratories for COVID-19 screening

A health official testing samples of a suspected COVID-19 in Arusha Tanzania using one of the Mobile Laboratory Equipment. PHOTO| BurundiTimes The East African Community (EAC) has availed none mobile laboratories to the six member states that forms the regional bloc. The laboratories are equipped with modern kits, able to diagnose most pathogens...

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.
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