Burundi president relieves OTRACO chief from duty

Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye has relieved the Director General of Otraco (Public Transport Office) Albert Maniratunga for failure to deliver the decentralization of issuing Technical Control licenses of vehicles in the provinces of Gitega, Ngozi and Bururi provinces. “So all of those who need the license have to travel to Bujumbura.. do you how...

Thrill, Drama and Suspense as TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations reaches Quarter-final Stages

After a week of thrill and drama that saw hosts, Cote d’Ivoire stage one of the biggest comebacks in the competition, the stage is now set for the Quarter-final phase of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023.  The Quarter-Finals will be played between Friday, 02 February 2024 and Saturday, 03...

NTBs hinders businesses as Tanzania-Burundi Trade Fair kicks off

A Burundian trader explaining to some of his customers about his locally manufactured products on August/30/2019. PHOTO| BurundiTimes. Under the auspices of the Tanzanian embassy in Burundi, a four day trade fair was officially opened in Bujumbura this Friday with the aim to share experience and network between traders of the two...

Study shows Ravi river in Pakistan most polluted in the world

A new research has categorized the Ravi river in Pakistan to be the world's most polluted. The highest mean cumulative concentration was observed in the city of Lahore at 70.8 micrograms per liter, with one sampling site on the Ravi River reaching a maximum cumulative concentration of 189 micrograms per liter, The Express Tribune...

Musongati wins president’s cup in penalty shootout

Musongati FC won the president’s cup 2020 edition after a penalty shootout against Rukinzo football club in Mwumba commune located in Ngozi province. Musongati had taken the early lead just two minutes into the game courtesy from a sublime finish from Yves Kireko but the lead didn’t last long as Derick Kalulika of Rukinzo...

Burundi imposes speed limit for vehicles countrywide

The Burundi ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Security has since last week started implementing the implementation of speed limits for vehicles countrywide and particularly in the country’s economic city of Bujumbura. “The Poliscans which measure the speed of vehicles within the captured area will be put in action from Tuesday,” a statement reads...

EU demands ‘proper answer’ over detained staffer in China

The European Union has demanded a "proper answer" from Chinese authorities over the arrest of a local employee at its Beijing mission who has been held for eight months. The EU Delegation in China staffer was detained by police in September 2021, the bloc confirmed in an emailed statement. "Despite multiple...

New report shows increased harassment of Afghan journalists

A new report by Reporters without Borders has shown that journalists in Afghanistan are facing increased harassment from the Taliban. The report says that the Taliban regime known as 'Istikhbarat', and the Ministry for Promoting Virtue and Suppressing Vice are cited for violating Afghanistan's press law under which journalists operate. "Reporters...

Burundi president awards US ambassador

Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye awarded the United States ambassador to Burundi Melanie Harris Higgins with a medal in recognition to her efforts in strengthening the relations between the two countries. During Burundi’s 60th Independence Day celebrations in Bujumbura on July 1st, President Evariste Ndayishimiye gave the US ambassador Melanie Harris Higgins a medal of...

Inter-star comes from behind to defeat Atletico New Oil Academy

On the match day 7 of Burundi National league kicked off on Saturday that saw Inter-stars taking on Atletico New Oil Academy with both teams having lost their previous matches against Aigle Noir and Rukinzo FC respectively. This season’s Primus League match day 7 at Inter-Stars hosted Atletico New Oil Academy at Intwari Stadium.
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