Q and A with Line Curie Muco Burundi’s first female sports journalist

46 year old Line Curie Muco is the first Burundian female sports journalist, she spoke to Burundi Times’ Joella Nticiteretse on her long journey in journalism and how it shaped her life when she was in early 20’s. What pushed you in to covering sports as a journalist?Honestly speaking I have never thought of covering...

Kenya’s expressway charges increases by 16 percent

Kenyans will pay more to use the new Expressway covering a stretch of 26 kilometers from Jomo Kenyatta Airport to Westlands with an extension on both sides, after the rates were adjusted up by 16 per cent in what is attributed to the dollar exchange. The modern road was put up at the cost of Sh88 billion...

EU demands ‘proper answer’ over detained staffer in China

The European Union has demanded a "proper answer" from Chinese authorities over the arrest of a local employee at its Beijing mission who has been held for eight months. The EU Delegation in China staffer was detained by police in September 2021, the bloc confirmed in an emailed statement. "Despite multiple...

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...

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 fuel hikes, transport gets cumbersome

After almost a month of fuel crisis in Burundi, the government announced on Thursday the new fuel tariff in the country making it the second time in less than a year for fuel price to increase. Gitega said that there was disruption in the importation and distribution of fuel in the country due to...

Extra funding for African economy to sustain development

During Academy Public-Private Partnership Forum (APPPF) session held in Tanzania (Arusha) early this month, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and technology (NM-AIST) and The East African Business Council (EABC) asked for additional funding to help investors drive Africa’s sustainable economic development. The APPPF that was held at Gran Melia Hotel, Arusha regional...

Afghan refugees ‘stranded with no idea of future life’

Eight months since thousands of Afghans fled from the Taliban and arrived in the UK, many are still living in hotels. Others are stranded in Afghanistan, desperate to get out. Earlier this year, the Home Office said about 37,000 asylum seekers and refugees were living in hotels across the UK at...

Region to establish an Army to restore peace in DRC

Barely one month after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) joined the East African Community, the region is establishing a force to fight the negative forces in the DRC under the leadership of Kinshasa. During the second region’s Heads of State meeting that took place this Thursday in Nairobi on the invitation of Kenya’s...

Rwanda jails Chinese national for torturing mine workers

A Chinese national has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for torturing local mineworkers in Rwanda after a video showing him whipping a man tied to a post went viral on social media. Sun Shujun, the manager of a mine in the west of the country, was convicted on Tuesday along with an...
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