Buyoya to appeal as court sentences him for life

Former Burundi president Pierre Buyoya (70) has rejected the verdict of Burundi’s court that sentenced him for life in prison accused of having played a role in the assassination of former president Melchior Ndadaye in 1993. Buyoya who is currently the Special Envoy of the African Union in Mali/ Sahel Region tweeted that the...

Burundi-Rwanda moves to mend relations

Burundi and Rwanda have this Tuesday made a major step towards mending the soar relations between the two countries after the two ministers of foreign affairs met at Nemba-Gasenyi border between the two countries. Rwanda’s Vincent Biruta and Burundi’s Albert Shingiro met at the border to discuss outstanding issues in effort to mend the...

59th anniversary since the assassination of the Independence Hero

Every 13th of October Burundi remembers the assassination of her independence hero prince Louis Rwagasore, this year the country commemorated 59 years since he was assassinated in Bujumbura. Rwagasore is regarded as a hero in Burundi who played a critical role on the country’s independence in 1961. He was a key figure in Burundi’s...

Burundi bags late win against Taifa Stars

Burundi’s Intamba mu Rugamba grasped a late goal to take a 1-0 victory against Tanzania’s Taifa Stars last Sunday at Mkapa stadium in Dar es Salaam. With less than 10mins to play Burundi’s ace Saido Ntibazonkiza took a long rage effort that curled into the top right corner of the post leaving Tanzania’s goalkeeper...

Fire razes Kamenge market as traders count losses

Fire gutted Kamenge market considered to be one of the busiest markets in Bujumbura in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Traders were left counting losses after a big part of the market went down in flames as fire fighters spent several hours trying to extinguish the fire. “Ivestigation has been...

Q and A with Burundi’s Sada Nahimana

Sada Nahimana is a Burundian 19 year old female tennis player, born and grew up in Buyenzi one of the suburbs in Bujumbura spoke to Burundi Times’ Joella Niciteretse on her professional journey.   Who inspired you to play Tennis?  My father inspired me and he is the one who brought...

Burundi’s Ezechiel takes oath in the Regional Assembly

Burundi’s minister for East African Community (EAC) Ezechiel Nibigira has this Wednesday 30th September 2020 swear in as an ex-officio in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) during the virtual sitting. While taking oath Burundi’s minister vowed to cooperate and commit to work with the Regional Assembly for further fostering of the EAC integration...

EALA unveils Five-Year Strategic Plan

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has this week unveiled a five-year strategic plan 2019-2024 aimed at providing framework for implementing and delivering the mandate and functions of the Assembly. “The strategic plan will help the regional assembly to conduct its business smoothly while making sure issues affecting citizens in EAC are at the...

COVID-19: Region begins gradual re-opening of learning institutions

Lower and higher institutions of learning are opening up for educational activities in the COMESA region as the bloc begins to ease COVID-19 restrictions. So far, schools in Egypt, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been opening from the month of August, September and some are set October. Governments in the...

Q and A with Bernadette Niyoyitungira

Burundi Time’s Joella Niciteretse spoke with Bernadette Niyoyitungira a student at Summit University a victim of 1993 civil war, shared her passion and experience in social and professional life. Bernadette is finalizing her studies at Summit International University majoring in Hospitality and tourism. She became the first Runner- Up of the Miss handicap Burundi...
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