Armed men kill three in Bujumbura

Armed men used a car and fired at the people who were in the bar and later fled the crime scene PHOTO| FILE. A group of armed men killed three people on Friday night in Burundi’s city Bujumbura while having some drinks in a bar, the bar is located in the city’s neighborhood a few meters...

Continental Rights courts sign agreement on cooperation

From Left: Eduardo F. Mac-Gregor Poisot (President of the Inter-Amercan court, Sylvain Ore (president of the African Court) and Angelika Nussberger (vice president of the European Court) after signing the agreement in Uganda on 29.July.2019. PHOTO| Burundi Times The African Court, European and inter-American court of Human Rights signed a memorandum of understanding in efforts to...

4 journalists detained in Burundi’s Bubanza province

According to the local newspaper, the team of journalists presumably arrested in Bubanza were travelling to accomplish an assignment. Four journalists and a driver were arrested in Burundi’s Bubanza province located in the North Western part of the country, the journalists are said to have been travelling to the northern part of the country...

14 killed in an armed confrontation in Burundi

Burundian government says an armed group of 18 heavily armed infiltrated into the country with the aim to carry out a mass killing in neighboring Musigati commune located in Bubanza province. PHOTO| FILE. The Burundian government confirmed at least 14 armed men were killed during an armed confrontation in Bubanza province in the early Tuesday morning,...

A.U justifies recalling the Permanent Representative, Diaspora petitions to reverse the move

Recorded clips surfaced on different social media accounts while Ms. Chihombori criticized some African leaders of remaining tight lipped on the neocolonialism. PHOTO| FILE. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki has come out to defend the Commission’s decision to terminate the contract of Arikana Chihombori-Quao who was the permanent representative of the African...

Mass repatriation gains momentum as 812 arrives from Tanzania

Burundian refugees being received at Gisuru border located in Ruyigi province ealier in October 2019. PHOTO|FILE The mass repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania has gained momentum as 812 Burundian refugees were repatriated from Tanzania on 15th October. According to the Burundian authorities the 812 Burundians were received at...

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 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...

Regional Youth Ambassadors on border community sensitization

Youth Ambassadors with border officials at Kobero/Kabanga border during the sesitisation programme on the movement of goods,services and people in the region. PHOTO|FILE. The East African Community Youth Ambassadors are undertaking a multi-stakeholder outreach programme that kicked off yesterday targeting the border communities in some of the East African partner states. The aim of...

EALA: Forest cover declining, Lake Victoria in dire need for sustainable measures

Chair of the Committee on Accounts, Dr Ngwaru Maghembe, told an attentive House late yesterday that if remedial measures are not taken, Lake Victoria risks being extinct in the next 123 Years. PHOTO| EALA. A report of the Assembly has lamented over the declining forest cover in the EAC region, while calling for remedial...
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