Ndayishimiye bemoans country’s judicial system

Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye last week bemoaned over the country’s judicial system on failing to give justice for Burundians and foreigners living in the country. While addressing judges, lawyers and attorneys in the country’s economic city of Bujumbura, Burundi’s president said that injustice which is caused by corruption in the country’s judicial system is...

Uplifting Burundi artists in high gear

The Burundi brewery (BRARUDI) efforts to uplift the already young Burundi musicians is in high gear as the competition is currently on its second phase after its launch earlier this month. Last Sunday August 22nd the competition took place in the outskirts of Bujumbura city (Kabondo) with the aim to provide support to singers...

Burundi set to slash down provinces

Burundi government is set to reduce the number of communes and provinces in the country according to the country’s minister for internal affairs Gervais Ndirakobuca. While addressing the local leaders and press, Mr. Ndirakobuca said that there is a plan to reduce the number of provinces for the better and constructive management of the...

Burundi, World Bank signs $80 million grant to empower youth

Burundi and the World Bank Group early this week approved funding of $ 80 million for the Skills for Employment Project of Women and Youth in Burundi (Burundi Skills4Jobs). The project aims to improve access to training and labor market relevance of skills development programs and entrepreneurial opportunities. According to the authorities the fund...

Q and A with the globe trotter Najmun Nahar

Najmun Nahar is the first Bengali woman whose mission is to travel 195 countries by road, carrying a Bangladesh flag in efforts to promote peace and humanity globally. Winning several awards including Recipient of International Peace Torch Bearer Award, USA, Miss Earth Queen Award, FOBANA, Nassau Coliseum USA among others. She spoke to Burundi...

Mathuki: Resource Mobilization and inter-organ relationship marked 100 days

The East African Community Secretary General Peter Mathuki marked 100 days since he took over the office as the 5th Secretary General from Burundi’s Liberat Mfumukeko. The EAC Secretary General was sworn in during the EAC Heads of State Summit that took place on February 27th, 2021 virtually. While addressing...

Burundi: Take covid-19 jab at your own risk

While Burundi this Wednesday announced that the World Bank will fly in covid-19 vaccines, the country’s Internal Affairs minister Gervais Ndirakobuca said that despite the vaccines being accepted in the country the government will not take any responsibility. “Any Burundian who feels or needs to be vaccinated will go and get vaccinated on their...

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.

Will “Visit Burundi” resuscitate the dying sector?

Burundi is a country that has breathtaking 126 touristic sites which are yet to be tapped neither by the government nor by the private sector. From Karera falls, Ruvubu National Park,  Kibira National park to name but a few. All these touristic places are unique and do have a potential to attract tourists world...

Kadaga takes oath in the regional parliament

Uganda’s former speaker of the National Parliament Rebecca Kadaga who is currently first deputy prime minister and minister of EAC Affairs has been sworn in as an ex officio in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) during a sitting in Arusha (Tanzania). “I have come back to my roots…when I first joined government in...
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