Burundi new COVID-19 measures gets into effect

The new covid-19 measures imposed by Burundi government last week has today get into effects after the country registered first-ever highest cases within 48 hours. Not only maritime and land borders are closed but also a mandatory 7 day quarantine will be observed by passengers using the country’s airport.  The increase...

Burundi records 40 covid-19 cases in 48hrs

The Burundi minister of public health reported 40 new COVID-19 positive cases for the past two days after contact tracing was conducted, the highest number since March 2019 when the country recorded first ever case of coronavirus. Burundi had imposed as other countries a mandatory certificate to travelers to and from the country.

Freedom at last as four journalists set free

Four local Burundi journalists were set free on the Christmas Eve after spending 430 days in prison accused of threatening the country’s security. Their release came after Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye granted them amnesty after being sentenced to prison in Bubanza for two and a half years. The presidential pardon came...

Burundi’s former Attorney General appointed to head Constitutional Court

Burundi’s senate has this Wednesday approved the new Constitutional Court president who was initially appointed by the country’s head of state Evariste Ndayishimiye. Mr. Valentin Bagorikunda the former state Attorney General under the late Pierre Nkurunziza’s regime is expected to lead the country’s Constitutional Court, Bagorinkunda was the General Director of the National Office...

One dead as police battles smugglers

At least one person was shot dead this Monday December 14th, 2020 by the police while attempting to flee with a boat loaded with 52 million worth of loincloth (Kitenge). According to the Burundian police four people were arrested and one shot dead while raiding smugglers sneaking in more than 1800 loincloths from the...

EAC 2020-21 Budget fails to sail through

The East African Community Budget for the financial year 2020-21 has yet again failed to sail through on Thursday December 10, 2020 as regional law makers differed with member states on the budget allocation, with law makers walking out of the plenary leading to the issue of quorum resulting to the adjournment of the house until...

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...
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