Four Burundian journalists to remain behind bars after appeal

  As part of the ruling the four journalists were fined 1 million Burundian francs. PHOTO| FILE. Four Burundian journalists are expected to serve 2 years and six months sentence after being found guilty of threatening the internal security of the country. This comes after the defendant appealed to the court...

CNDD-FDD’s Evariste Ndayishimiye is the president-elect

The ruling comes after the leader of opposition party CNL Agathon Rwasa contested last week on the outcome of the results accusing the Electoral Commission and the ruling party CNDD-FDD of inflating the numbers of voters while others voted on behalf of those who died long time ago. PHOTO| FILE. Burundi’s Constitutional Court...

Burundi’s taxman records increase in revenue despite COVID-19 pandemic

Burundi's Revenue Authority Commissioner General Audace Niyonzima addressing the press on Tuesday July 02nd. 2020. PHOTO| OBR. Burundi’s Revenue Authority (OBR) recorded an increase in the revenue collection country wide despite Coronavirus Pandemic that has hit the country including other neighboring states. Burundi had announced the suspension of the passenger...

Diaspora Remittances critical for COVID-19 recovery

In COMESA region, the leading recipients of remittances were Egypt (US$ 26,791 million), Kenya (US$ 2,819 million), Tunisia (US$ 1,912 million), DR Congo (US 1,823 million) and Zimbabwe (US$ 1,730). PHOTO| FILE Remittance flows to Sub Saharan African countries expected to drop by 23.1% from $48 billion in 2019 to $37 billion in 2020 in...

Small cross border traders adopt new tactics to manage pandemic restrictions

The project region covers eastern DR Congo bordering western Rwanda and Uganda. PHOTO|FILE. Since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in the Great Lakes region in mid-March 2020, small scale traders have been unable to cross borders as they have traditionally done either to buy or sell goods. The...

EAC Partner States adopt Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System

The system allows the users to share information across borders in a transparent manner, and the truck drivers will need to upload the application on their phones.PHOTO| FILE. East African Community Partner States have adopted the Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha,...

COMESA Member States wants socioeconomic study on COVID-19 impact

Member state officials indicated that some of the measures are not coordinated at a regional level thus seriously limiting regional trade which involves essential commodities that are in critical demand. PHOTO| FILE COMESA Member States have asked the Secretariat to conduct a socioeconomic study on the effects of the Coronavirus to inform ongoing COVID-19...

Eyes on Constitutional Court as Rwasa contests electoral results

According to CENI Burundi’s ruling party CNDD-FDD garnered 68% of the total votes while National Congress for Liberty CNL’s presidential candidate Agathon Rwasa obtained 24%. PHOYO| FILE Burundi's main opposition leader and deputy speaker of the parliament Agathon Rwasa this Thursday 28th.May. 2020 resorted to the constitutional court, after accusing the Independent Electoral Commission...

Tennis Academy to open in Burundi next year

The Academy will be named Assani Tennis Academy (ATA) after its founder and expected to engage sport community which is already backed by Burundi Tennis Federation (FTB). PHOTO| Essentially Sports A tennis academy is set to open in Burundi next year under a Burundian International tennis coach Assani Murisho in efforts to develop young...

Intwari stadium games to be played behind closed doors

FFB said that football fans invaded the pitch to celebrate with players after a goalless draw between Interstars and Musongati FC. PHOTO|Premier League All the football matches which were slated to be played in the Intwari stadium in Bujumbura will from this month be held behind closed as a measure to protect players and...
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