The deaf in Burundi left out in the fight against COVID-19

As Burundi has stepped up efforts to fight against Coronavirus countrywide including mass testing, reduction of soap and water prices by 50 percent the deaf community in Burundi remained uninformed in the fight against the pandemic in the country. Aline Berahino the chairperson of the Deaf Women Association in Burundi (AFSB) said that majority...

Burundi forms committee to monitor railway project

In a presidential decree that was released by Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye earlier this week formed a committee whose mission is to ensure the sustainability of the project with the National policy. The railway project is expected to connect from Tanzania through the central corridor Uvinza-Musongati-Gitega-Bujumbura-Uvira and Kindu will see Burundi’s direct access to...

Coupe du president final set for this weekend

Rukinzo Football Club and Musongati are scheduled for the show down this Saturday in the president's cup final in Ngozi after both teams coming out victorious last week in the semi-finals. "Rukinzo FC will take on Musongati FC this Saturday July 11, 2020 at Rukundo Stadium by 15:00 local time in Ngozi,” a statement...

EABC calls for the reopening of regional Air Space

The East African Business Council has called on the East African Community (EAC) Partner States to fast track opening of air transport services to boost regional trade, tourism and hospitality sectors. In a statement released by the EABC, the Business Council said that it appreciates the measures by the EAC...

COVID-19 mass tests kicks off in Bujumbura

Burundi has this July 6, 2020 launched a campaign for a mass testing of Coronavirus in Bujumbura province that was mainly affected by the pandemic since January. Thaddée Ndikumana Burundi’s health minister while launching the campaign in Bujumbura said that three centers were established in Bujumbura for mass tests that included Kamenge center in...

Burundi records 24 new COVID-19 cases

For the first time the country recorded cases of Coronavirus outside Bujumbura province in the countryside of Kayanza and Gitega.PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s public health ministry this Saturday July 3rd announced 24 new Coronavirus cases after 256 people were tested from the provinces of Kayanza, Gitega and Bujumbura. According to the Burundian government...

Will the new Burundi government nip corruption in the bud?

The Burundian president while addressing the parliament last week vowed to eradicate corruption and embezzlement of public funds.PHOTO|FILE. As Burundi’s new cabinet took oath last week in the presence of President Evariste Ndayishimiye, constitutional court and the parliament, Burundi’s president reiterated his plans to fight corruption in the country for the next seven...

Burundi steps up to curb COVID-19 as the country celebrates 58 years of independence

Burundi's president Evariste Ndayishimiye while being driven past the troops during the Independence day celebrations in Bujumbura on July 1st,2020. PHOTO| Presidency Every July 1st Burundi celebrates its independence day since 1962 from its former colonial masters Belgium, the country had under gone a cumbersome political journey coupled with civil war and ethnic violence...

Denise: “God is the reason we live or die”

Wife of late former Burundi president Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza while addressing mourners in Gitega's Ingioma stadium on June 26th. 2020.PHOTO| Presidency Burundi’s former first lady and wife to the late president Pierre Nkurunziza during the last journey of his husband called on mourners to trust God as everything is planned by the almighty.

Former Burundi president laid to rest

A procession goes round the stadium carrying the remains fo Burundi's late president Pierre Nkurunziza on Friday 26th.June.2020. PHOTO| Burundi Times Burundi’s former president Pierre Nkurunziza’s remains were laid to rest on Friday June 26th 2020 in the country’s new political capital Gitega, late Nkurunziza died in Karuzi hospital after suffering from a cardiac...
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