Socio-Economic Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic in COMESA Region Completed

COMESA Secretariat has conducted a study on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. The study is expected to help Member States in developing policies to address the impacts of the pandemic on their economies. According to the study, only six Member States: Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda are...

EACJ calls for autonomy and gender inclusion

The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) outgoing president Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja while addressing the media practitioners virtually after his seven years tenure said that the court needed autonomy and consideration of gender balance to make the EAC organ a success. “It is very possible that the finances can be controlled by someone who...

Burundi former president resigns from AU mission

Burundi former president Pierre Buyoya has resigned from his position as an African Union High representative for Mali and the Sahel region. Mr. Buyoya through his twitter handle said that his resignation comes after a verdict was rendered by the Burundi’s Supreme Court accused of being involved in the assassination of the country’s first...

Burundi calls for extradition of coup plotters

Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye called on Rwanda to handover 2015 coup plotters during a meeting with the United Nations’ Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Huang Xia in Bujumbura. As Mr. Huang Xia visited Burundi’s presidency at state house, Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye said that his country didn’t need any mediator to normalize the relation...

COMESA records Increased Annual Inflation Rate

The annual inflation rate for the month of September 2020 increased to 81.9% up from 23.4% recorded in the same month last year. This means that prices of goods and services in the participating Member States went up. According to the latest Harmonized Consumer Price Index (HCPI) which measures inflation rate in the COMESA...

Burundi to close United Nations’ envoy office

The Burundian government released a statement calling for the closure of the UN special envoy’s office in Bujumbura. The country’s foreign affairs ministry in a verbal note indicated that the closure comes as a result that the whole country is stable and peaceful. "Logically, socio-economic development is now the flagship area...

Intamba shows new face with new coach

Burundi’s men national football team Intamba mu Rugamba has shown the new face under the new management after winning two and drawing one from their last three matches which includes two matches from the 2021 AFCON qualifiers. After the 3-1 victory against Mauritania, Burundi’s new head coach Jimmy Ndayizeye indicated that determination and confidence...

Ntibazonkiza shines as Burundi grabs first win

Burundi’s talisman Saido Ntibazonkiza yet again became man of the match after his brace helped the Swallows grab their first win against Mauritania in the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers that took place at Intwari Stadium (Bujumbura) last Sunday. Ntibazonkiza broke the deadlock in the 6th minute by converting the invoting pass from...

Ntibazonkiza the magician Intamba missed

Burundi’s ace Saido Ntibazonkiza was the little magician Burundi missed after taking a sublime free kick in the 79th minute to snatch a point for the visitors. Shirt No.10 Ntibazonkiza yet again produced a moment of brilliance when the Intamba Murugamba needed him most during the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against...

Burundi to re-open airspace

The Burundi government spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye announced this November 3, 2020 that on ‪Sunday November 8, 2020‬ the International Airport will be reopened.Mr Ntahogwamiye while speaking to the state owned Television (RTNB), said that the prevention measures against Coronavirus will be observed for the arrivals and/or departing passengers. “If a positive case is diagnosed...
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