3.4 million Affected by floods in E.Africa

In Burundi, heavy rains in December damaged more than 470 houses and displaced over 3,700 people, increasing the number of people affected to over 12,000. PHOTO| FILE. Heavy rainfall continued in December 2019 and January 2020 in several locations across East Africa, bringing the number of people affected by flooding since July 2019...

Burundi steps up to curb COVID-19 as the country celebrates 58 years of independence

Burundi's president Evariste Ndayishimiye while being driven past the troops during the Independence day celebrations in Bujumbura on July 1st,2020. PHOTO| Presidency Every July 1st Burundi celebrates its independence day since 1962 from its former colonial masters Belgium, the country had under gone a cumbersome political journey coupled with civil war and ethnic violence...

Burundi-Australian John K-ay on emerging film industry in Burundi

Famously known for his films Nothing Is Impossible (2012), Restoring Hope (2015), Silent Sufferers (2015), and Irreversible Choices (2016). Award winning John K-ay (Jean-Marie Ndayishimiye) a Burundi-Australian film director, producer and actor. He spoke to Joella Niciteretse on his journey to fame in the film industry and how to encourage, develop the industry in Burundi. Who is John...

Diaspora Remittances critical for COVID-19 recovery

In COMESA region, the leading recipients of remittances were Egypt (US$ 26,791 million), Kenya (US$ 2,819 million), Tunisia (US$ 1,912 million), DR Congo (US 1,823 million) and Zimbabwe (US$ 1,730). PHOTO| FILE Remittance flows to Sub Saharan African countries expected to drop by 23.1% from $48 billion in 2019 to $37 billion in 2020 in...

A.U justifies recalling the Permanent Representative, Diaspora petitions to reverse the move

Recorded clips surfaced on different social media accounts while Ms. Chihombori criticized some African leaders of remaining tight lipped on the neocolonialism. PHOTO| FILE. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki has come out to defend the Commission’s decision to terminate the contract of Arikana Chihombori-Quao who was the permanent representative of the African...

EALA: Artificial borders hindering development on Lake Victoria

Other legislators are pushing to enact a law that will govern all the water bodies including rivers and the Indian Ocean to safeguard the lives of people in the EAC. PHOTO| Google Earth During a committee meeting by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) members in Arusha (Tanzania), regional law makers’ wants EAC member...

28 years of Burundi national unity.

28 years since Burundians voted for the charter of national unity in a referendum conducted on February 1991

Almost six hundred Burundians repatriated from Tanzania

296 families were repatriated including 337 men and 253 women respectively from the provinces of Ruyigi (251) Makamba (163) Cankuzo (40) Rutana (48) Kirundo (10), Muyinga (51) Gitega (6), Bururi (14), Karusi (6) and Muramvya (1) PHOTO| FILE. At least 590 Burundians have been repatriated from the Nduta camp located in the neighboring Tanzania, according...

Burundi accuses Rwanda of attacking its military position

Burundi and Rwandan police greeting each other in 2018 at the Ruhwa border post located in Cibitoke province. PHOTO|Burundi Times Burundi government has accused neighboring Rwanda of attacking a military position in Cibitoke province that borders Rwanda. While speaking to the State owned television, Major Emmanuel Gahongano from the defense ministry said that...

How Regional States Can Mitigate Negative Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on Trade

These gains will be eroded especially if regional States do not stand together and collectively respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. PHOTO|FILE. The gains made by countries in the eastern and southern Africa, through free trade are under threat. In the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa - COMESA, with 21 countries, internal...
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