Tanzania’s president urges EU to step up support for Burundi

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan during her visit to Belgium at the European Union’s Headquarters in Brussels urged the European Union (EU) to continue supporting Burundi Government, noting that the EU has a pivotal role to play in the neighbouring country's stability and development. “A stable Burundi is good for the Great Lakes Region,...

President Nkurunziza pays tribute to Zimbabwe’s former leader

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza through his social media account paid tribute to Zimbabwe’s former president. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. PHOTO| Burundi Times Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza through his social media account paid...

Burundi calls for extradition of coup plotters

Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye called on Rwanda to handover 2015 coup plotters during a meeting with the United Nations’ Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Huang Xia in Bujumbura. As Mr. Huang Xia visited Burundi’s presidency at state house, Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye said that his country didn’t need any mediator to normalize the relation...

EAC Sectoral Council on Education, Science and Technology concludes.

The 15th East African Community (EAC) Sectoral Council on Education, Science and Technology, Culture and Sports Concluded last week at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. PHOTO|FILE. " The EAC has made progress in harmonization of Partner States’ education curricula, structures and frameworks, it is however crucial to conclude the harmonization process so...

Nsabiyumva’s recovery journey from drug addiction

Eric Nsabiyumva, 46 years old former drug addict, narrates his story on drug substance abuse and how he overcame it. Creating an association to help addicted individuals from overcoming the nightmare, the mission now is to create a drug free society. The national coordinator of BAPUD (Burundi Association of People who...

Burundi’s local league set to resume next week

Messager Ngozi sits on the top of the Primus league table with 55 points followed by Musongati with 51 points, there are 16 teams in the Primus league first division. PHOTO| FFB Burundi Football Federation (FFB) announced last Saturday May 9th 2020 that the Primus League will resume after more than three weeks of...

Anti-corruption jigsaw starts rolling in Burundi

At least 19 police officers and 4 local administrative officials were expelled from their offices after being linked to corruption and other related crimes committed while on duty last Friday. According to the interior and public security minister’s office, the officials were relieved from their duties last Friday July 24th, 2020. "19...

How Kenya Railways paid over Sh1bn SGR compensation to faceless individuals

Lawmakers have given the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) three months to recover Sh1 billion it paid as compensation to faceless individuals that were affected by the building of the standard gauge railway (SGR). The details of the payments to unverified individuals by Kenya Railways are contained in the 24th Report on State Corporations by...

Burundi general elections conducted amid tight security

One of the voters casting her vote in Nyakabiga polling station on May 20th. 2020. PHOTO|FILE. By 6 am local time in Bujumbura polling stations were already opened and voters queued to cast their votes for the next president that will bring an end to President Pierre Nkuruniza’s 15 years in power.

UN High Commissioner must release report on China’s crimes against humanity in Xinjiang

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet should release her office’s long-awaited report on the Chinese government’s crimes against humanity in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region without further delay, Amnesty International said today in an open letter joined by almost 200 other organizations. The letter was released as Bachelet gave a global update at...
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