Q and A with Burundi’s Sada Nahimana

Sada Nahimana is a Burundian 19 year old female tennis player, born and grew up in Buyenzi one of the suburbs in Bujumbura spoke to Burundi Times’ Joella Niciteretse on her professional journey.   Who inspired you to play Tennis?  My father inspired me and he is the one who brought...

59 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Burundi

On July 20, 2020 during a press briefing held by the Burundi Health Minister Thaddée ndikumana, the overall Coronavirus cases in the country reached 328 after 59 people tested positive for the virus. Burundi had launched a mass-screening campaign in effort to contain the spread of the virus, on 13-19 July 2020 at least 59...

President Nkurunziza marks 4 years at the helm after re-election

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza at the state house in Bujumbura on February 19, 2019. PHOTO| BurundiTimes Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday marked four years since he was sworn in for another five year term that runs until 2020, the 2015 re-election of the incumbent president had sparked a political crisis in the...

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...

Burundi records 20 more COVID-19 cases

Currently the number of positive cases related to the Coronavirus pandemic in Burundi stands at 83 of which 45 of them recovered and were discharged from the hospital and one fatality. PHOTO|FILE. Last Saturday Burundi Health ministry announced twenty new COVID-19 cases after 98 people were tested for the virus including contact tracing of...

Consultations on EAC Political Confederation Constitution to kick off in Burundi

At least two officials from EAC member states are expected to arrive in Bujumbura by January 13th in order to conduct the consultation meeting. PHOTO| FILE Burundi is set to host a five day consultation meeting for drafting the East African Community (EAC) Political Confederation Constitution which is expected to start on 14th January 2020.

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...

Why Human Trafficking is breaking up families in Burundi

Most of the young girls and women from Burundi who are trafficked to Asian countries hoping for a greener pasture end up in life threatening conditions. PHOTO| Burundi Times Timothy Niyonkuru a 28 year old Burundian and a father of a two year old Jaquelin, his wife was in 2017 intercepted and detained by the Burundian police while...

Burundi marks 58 years since the assassination of the independence hero

As Burundi celebrated 57 years of independence, President Pierre Nkurunziza spoke out against colonialism as he honored and named infrastructure after the country’s national heroes. PHOTO| FILE Every October 13th Burundi commemorates the assassination of the country’s independence hero prince Louis Rwagasore, he was assassinated on October 13th 1961. In...

Burundi opposition members cry foul ahead of general elections

Burundi’s ruling party CNDD-FDD declined to comment on the allegation but had for several times rubbished the accusations saying that they were unfounded and had no grounds. PHOTO| BurundiTimes Burundi’s Council for Liberation (CNL) has yet again accused the ruling party youth wing (Imbonerakure) of harassing and intimidating the party members. The allegations came...
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