EAC recieves report on Uganda elections

The East African Community Electoral Observer Mission this Friday 16th April submitted its report on the general elections in Uganda that were conducted in January this year. Speaking in Bujumbura (Burundi) the head of the EAC observer mission and former Burundi president Domitien Ndayizeye praised the Ugandan government on how the elections were conducted.

Burundi: Quarantine days down to four

Burundi government last week announced that the days of travelers arriving into the country mainly through Melchior Ndadaye International airport has been reduced from 7 to 4 days. Burundi’s health minister Thaddee Ndikumana said that after reviewing the state of the pandemic in the country, “we found it necessary to reduce the days of...

Water levels on Lake Tanganyika increases as floods hit neighbourhood

The water levels of Lake Tanganyika increased this weekend flooding to the nearby villages that caused damage to some properties and houses that are closer to the lake. Environment experts say that human-driven activities including pollution, deforestation, and unsustainable activities on the lake are among the causes of floods. “The lake...

US president Joe Biden message

Watch the message from the United States president Joe Biden to the African Union Summit participants. As he indicated that his administration is committed to working with the African Union to advance the shared vision of a better future. "We must all work together to advance our shared vision of a better future. A...

Burundi increases Covid-19 certificate price by 500 percent

Burundi has increased the covid-19 certificate charges for travellers using Melchior Ndadaye international airport by 500 percent. The government has revised the rates from initial BIF 10,000 ($5) to BIF 60,000 ($30). “Testing is expensive. The Government wants those who can afford to pay If one can pay a flight ticket of $1000 he...

Burundi Airlines set to hit the skies

Burundi ministry of trade, tourism, and industry launched this Thursday February 5th, 2021  Burundi Airlines a company to monitor the country’s owned fleet after being grounded for more than 10 years. The government is the main shareholder with 92 percent of the shares while SOCABU and SABENA owns 4 percent of the shares each. 

Burundi’s Ageline launches Miss Burundi

Burundi’s First Lady Angeline Ndayishimiye on Tuesday 2, February 2021 officially launched the Miss Burundi Edition 2021 after years of suspension of the beauty pageant contest for almost four years. In her opening remarks Burundi’s first lady called on organizers to be inclusive and not being biased in selecting the country’s next most beautiful...

Over thirty thousand refugees return home

According to the home affairs ministry report more than thirty thousand Burundians were repatriated from neighboring countries and have been re-integrated in the community in the last six months. 33,963 people from 11,336 families returned to their motherland after fleeing the 2015 political crisis that led to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the...

Burundi COVID-19 cases blows over one thousand

Burundi COVID-19 cases have passed a one thousand mark days after a mass testing campaign was relaunched in the country’s economic capital Bujumbura. “We are delighted that the suspected cases after screening various people who were in contact with the previous 40 cases came out negative,”said Thaddée Ndikumana Burundi’s health minister.

US Embassy donates Equipment to Burundi hospitals

The U.S. Embassy in Burundi last week donated Personal Protective Equipment composed of critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment to assist frontline health workers in Burundi in the fight against COVID-19. In its statement, the embassy said that USAFRICOM provided the funding to purchase the supplies which includes 360 cases of face shields,...
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