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...

Pakistan students protest ban of student unions 

Several students in Pakistan participated in a march this week to mark the 38th anniversary of the ban on student unions imposed by former president General Ziaul Haq, reported local media. The protesters asked all political parties to unanimously pass legislation in parliament to decriminalise student politics, reported Dawn. Criminalising politics...

Namibian government to facilitate Burundian refugee repatriation

The Namibian government last week directed its ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration. Safety and Security to enter into an agreement by signing the Exchange of Letters with the Government of the Republic of Burundi and the UNHCR Regional Representative, in order to pave the way for voluntary return of Burundian refugees from Namibia in safety and dignity.

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...

Burundi threatens to appeal after New Star’s downfall

The President of Burundi Basketball Federation Jean Paul Manirakiza alongside the New Star's team delegation vowed to appeal against International Basketball Federation (FIBA) decision to eliminate the country’s basketball team from securing the qualification to the Basketball Africa League (B.A.L) tournament that will take place in Dakar, Cairo and Kigali from 5 March - 28 May 2022.

In Burundi not all celebrated Labor Day

The first of May every year is celebrated to pay tribute to workers, and Burundi Labor Day celebration will be done on Monday May 2nd according to the government’s communique. With the celebrations expected to be marked with marching and showcasing different products produced in the country by companies and individuals, this year’s celebration...

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...

Fuel shortage disrupts business in Burundi, transport gets hectic

Burundi has been hit by one of the longest fuel shortage period as citizens in Bujumbura find it more difficult to move from one place to another due to the lack of public transport with long queues being witnessed at fuel stations. Bujumbura as the economic capital daily activities kicks off in the early...

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...

 Riders despaired as deadline looms

The tricycle mostly known as the (Tuk-Tuk) in Burundi, motorcycle and bicycle riders are desperate after the government’s move to extend their limit zones in Bujumbura deadline is closing in. Burundi’s Internal Affairs minister Gervais Ndirakobuca on Thursday extended the deadline for all the tricycle and motorcycle owners to be registered in Bujumbura in...
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