Women representation still low in Burundi

According to a study revealed by the association of repatriated women (AFRABU), of the 30% representation of women in the Burundi’s public institutions as per the constitution the new study revealed that women representation stood at 18 percent. The study was conducted in a course of five years with the primary objective of improving...

COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan Underway

The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets and trade in agri-food commodities in the region. Implementation of the Plan is expected to create synergies and complement existing initiatives in the region and Member States, targeting specific commodities...

Anti-corruption jigsaw starts rolling in Burundi

At least 19 police officers and 4 local administrative officials were expelled from their offices after being linked to corruption and other related crimes committed while on duty last Friday. According to the interior and public security minister’s office, the officials were relieved from their duties last Friday July 24th, 2020. "19...

Burundi’s ruling party wins majority seats in the senate race

Early this week Burundi’s ruling party CNDD FDD won the majority of the senate seats according to the provisional results announced by the country’s Independent Electoral Commission (CENI). The provisional results released by CENI shows that the ruling party CNDD-FDD won 34 seats out of the 36 leaving two seats that will be...

Primus league 2020-2021 fixtures announced

Burundi’s Primus league is set to return in action for the season 2020-2021 on September 5th, 2021 after the country’s Football Federation president Reverien Ndikuriyo met club’s presidents in the capital Gitega. After the meeting with the club’s president in the country’s new capital Gitega the Burundi Football Federation (FFB) released a statement on...

59 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Burundi

On July 20, 2020 during a press briefing held by the Burundi Health Minister Thaddée ndikumana, the overall Coronavirus cases in the country reached 328 after 59 people tested positive for the virus. Burundi had launched a mass-screening campaign in effort to contain the spread of the virus, on 13-19 July 2020 at least 59...

Agriculture remains underfunded in East Africa

During the East African Community Agriculture Budget Summit last week, small scale farmers in member states expressed concerns over the agriculture sector that has remained under funded calling on the member states to meet the Malabo declaration. “I acknowledge so many challenges that our small scale farmers in the region face including inadequate access...

82 percent of NTBs in COMESA are Operational

At least 82% of the reported Non-Tariff Barriers in the COMESA region are those imposed on imports and exports of goods and services and are largely operational by design. According to trade experts, these type of NTBs are easy to identify and monitor. Thus, from an analytical perspective, the relatively high rate of resolution...

Musongati wins president’s cup in penalty shootout

Musongati FC won the president’s cup 2020 edition after a penalty shootout against Rukinzo football club in Mwumba commune located in Ngozi province. Musongati had taken the early lead just two minutes into the game courtesy from a sublime finish from Yves Kireko but the lead didn’t last long as Derick Kalulika of Rukinzo...

Burundian students back home amid lockdown in Uganda

Majority of the Burundian middle class families prefer sending their children to Rwanda, Uganda or Kenya for further studies in pursuing their degrees or masters in different fields. Since the pandemic hit the East African community early this year, most of the member states have imposed measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus including...
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