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...

COVID-19 cases hits a hundred in Burundi

The current tally of Coronavirus cases in Burundi now stands at 104 of which 29 still active, 71 recovered and discharged and one fatality. PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s health ministry announced this Monday ten new Coronavirus cases in the country after 97 people were tested for the virus. “Of the 32 patients...

20 years of EAC integration, member countries in a sour relation

From Right: Uganda's EAC minister Kirunda Kivejinja, EAC Secretary General Limberat Mfumukeko and EALA Speaker Martin Ngoga at the EAC HQ in Arusha while celebrating 20 years of regional integration on November 30th, 2019. PHOTO| Burundi Times The East African Community (EAC) celebrated 20 years of regional integration since it was revived on...

Buyoya to appeal as court sentences him for life

Former Burundi president Pierre Buyoya (70) has rejected the verdict of Burundi’s court that sentenced him for life in prison accused of having played a role in the assassination of former president Melchior Ndadaye in 1993. Buyoya who is currently the Special Envoy of the African Union in Mali/ Sahel Region tweeted that the...

COMESA Agency scraps 12 Anti-Competition Trade Agreements

Other sectors in which the Commission reviewed were distribution agreements affecting alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and the fast-moving consumer goods. PHOTO| FILE. More than twelve trade agreements which have been operational in the Common Market for several years have been banned for being anti-competition. The action was taken by the COMESA Competition Commission...

Gitega Beauty pageant to kick-off

Burundi’s political capital Gitega is set to host for the first time Miss Ngoma a beauty pageant before the end of this year, the beauty contest aims at presenting beauty and bright women in the province. “It aims at sensitizing women to Burundian culture, fostering and promoting the culture,” said Ménédore Ndayikengurukiye one of...

Burundi records 24 new COVID-19 cases

For the first time the country recorded cases of Coronavirus outside Bujumbura province in the countryside of Kayanza and Gitega.PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s public health ministry this Saturday July 3rd announced 24 new Coronavirus cases after 256 people were tested from the provinces of Kayanza, Gitega and Bujumbura. According to the Burundian government...

Burundi COVID-19 cases blows over one thousand

Burundi COVID-19 cases have passed a one thousand mark days after a mass testing campaign was relaunched in the country’s economic capital Bujumbura. “We are delighted that the suspected cases after screening various people who were in contact with the previous 40 cases came out negative,”said Thaddée Ndikumana Burundi’s health minister.

Uplifting Burundi artists in high gear

The Burundi brewery (BRARUDI) efforts to uplift the already young Burundi musicians is in high gear as the competition is currently on its second phase after its launch earlier this month. Last Sunday August 22nd the competition took place in the outskirts of Bujumbura city (Kabondo) with the aim to provide support to singers...

EAC Partner States record $4.8 billion loss in tourism

New East African Business Council (EABC) study on the impact of Covid-19 in the tourism &hospitality sector reveals 2.1 million jobs lost in 2020 in the EAC region. East Africa Community (EAC) Partner States are estimated to have lost international tourism receipts to the tune of $ 4.8 Billion in the year 2020, following...
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