CAF fined for breach of regional regulations

The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) has imposed a fine of USD$300, 000 each on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and BEIN Media Group LLC (beIN) for breach of the COMESA competition regulations. This follows the findings of the Commission’s Committee Responsible for Initial Determinations (the CID) that certain provisions of the beIN Agreements...

Burundi settles for a draw after a late defence blunder

Burundi talisman Saido Berahino taking on Tanzania defenders during the first round of CAF qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2020 in Bujumbura on Wednesday 4th. 2019. PHOTO|FILE The Burundian national team the Swallows (Intamba mu Rugamba) had to settle for a draw in a late drama with Tanzania’s Taifa Stars at Intwari stadium in...

Ndayishimiye in DRC for Peace and Security talks

Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye landed this Tuesday in  Kinshasa for consultations on Peace and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  According to the Burundi presidency, president Ndayishimiye traveled to Kinshasa as part of the consultations in his capacity, “as President of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic...

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...

82 percent of NTBs in COMESA are Operational

At least 82% of the reported Non-Tariff Barriers in the COMESA region are those imposed on imports and exports of goods and services and are largely operational by design. According to trade experts, these type of NTBs are easy to identify and monitor. Thus, from an analytical perspective, the relatively high rate of resolution...

Kagame calls for political will for EAC integration

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame while addressing the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in Kigali, called for the East African Community member states to have political will in order to implement the East African Community protocols. “The EAC is currently under funded, delay in implementation of projects and programs, as partners we must work together...

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...

Q and A with Bernadette Niyoyitungira

Burundi Time’s Joella Niciteretse spoke with Bernadette Niyoyitungira a student at Summit University a victim of 1993 civil war, shared her passion and experience in social and professional life. Bernadette is finalizing her studies at Summit International University majoring in Hospitality and tourism. She became the first Runner- Up of the Miss handicap Burundi...

Taliban bans neckties in Afghan schools

The Taliban regime has now banned students and teachers from wearing neckties in schools. The fresh move coming weeks after the regime that swept into power late last year banned girls from attending secondary school in what has sparked international condemnation. A spokesperson at the Ministry of Education of the Islamic...

Burundi’s Human Rights Commission concerned over children’s involvement in politics

The Independent Human Rights Commission chairman Sixte Vigny Nimuraba while addressing journalist in Bujumbura on Saturday 23rd. April. 2020. PHOTO| BurundiTimes The National Human Rights Commission (CNIDH) raised concern over political parties’ use of children during the campaigns in the country, the commission chairman Sixte Vigny Nimuraba said that there was need for...
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