Burundi to suspend flights amid Coronavirus fear

KQ carrier at Melchior Ndadaye International Airport in Bujumbura (Burundi) PHOTO| Burundi Times Burundi government is expected to suspend all flights in the country as fear grows to prevent the spread of the virus in the country. While addressing the press in Bujumbura the country’s public security minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, called on...

Burundi’s Central Bank moves to stifle the parallel market

Burundi Central Bank governor Jean Ciza while addressing the media on Tuesday 17.September.2019 in Bujumbura. PHOTO| Burundi Times Burundi’s Central Bank (BRB) on Tuesday announced new measures that have been put in place in order for the forex bureaus to comply with the Bank’s official exchange rate. “Forex bureaus will be using a new software...

Regional Blocs launch platform to connect women in business

The digital platform is designed to address the information that is needed by women in business and connect them via a custom-built social networking tool that was launched in Kigali, Rwanda on November 21st 2019. PHOTO|FILE. COMESA, East African Community and ECOWAS launched a networking platform to connect 50 million African women in...

Call for prayers to continue as Muslim clerics meet authority

The call for Muslim prayers (Adhan) to continue in Burundi after rumors emerged on social media that the internal affairs minister Gervais Ndirakobuca had restricted the call during night hours. In a video that went viral on social media in Burundi contained the internal affairs minister advising religious leaders to avoid noise pollution during...

Kenya strengthens ties with Burundi, eyes DRC market

The free trade zone near DRC will be offered to Kenya’s private sector business men including the chambers of commerce and Kenya manufactures association to showcase Kenyan products mainly consumer and industrial products. PHOTO|FILE Kenya has stepped up efforts to strengthen the bilateral relations with the Burundian government in efforts to boost trade between the...

Government calls on Burundian Youths to drink what they can afford

Last month Bujumbura mayor and the governor of Burundi’s new capital Gitega imposed a ‘curfew’ on bars. PHOTO| FILE The Burundian government warned youths in the country over drinking alcohol beyond their financial capacity, this comes after a meeting between security officials met last week to assess and determine measures that will guarantee...

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...

Women representation still low in Burundi

According to a study revealed by the association of repatriated women (AFRABU), of the 30% representation of women in the Burundi’s public institutions as per the constitution the new study revealed that women representation stood at 18 percent. The study was conducted in a course of five years with the primary objective of improving...

Regional parliamentary games kicks off in Kampala

Hosts Uganda (White and Black jersey) taking on East Africa all stars during an opening match in Kampala (Uganda) on December 8th 2019. PHOTO| Burundi Times The 10th East African Inter-Parliamentary games kicked off this Monday December 8th 2019 in Uganda’s capital Kampala, the game will see national parliaments from member states and the...

Rights Watch call for UN to extend mandate of the Inquiry Commission on Burundi

Burundi’s permanent representative in the United Nations Albert Shingiro said that Burundians were aware that the 2015 coup plotters against elected institutions are not ‘dead or buried’. PHOTO| Burundi Times The Human Rights Watch has called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to extend the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry...
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