Zimbabwe set to ratify African Court protocol

Zimbabwe’s president said that his country strongly cherishes and values Pan Africanism and the organs that exemplify the ideal. PHOTO|FILE. Zimbabwe is set to ratify the protocol on establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed that his country is set to ratify the protocol after the recent...

EAC set to harmonize education systems and curricula

The proposed harmonisation of curricular process started in 1998 with the three partners exchanging their national curricular documents for review and analysis. PHOTO|FILE: BurundiTimes East African Community (EAC) member states are set to harmonise the education systems and the curricula of the six member states, the harmonisation of the region’s curricula is aimed at improving...

Burundi bans importation of plastic bags

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza signed a law in August 2018 that bans the importation, manufacturing, selling and use of plastic bags and products. PHOTO|FILE: BurundiTimes Burundi’s agriculture and environment minister Déo Guide Rurema on Tuesday announced that the country is banning the importation of plastic bags in efforts to conserve the environment. While...

Second Burundi Manufacturers and Trade Fair kicks off in Bujumbura

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza officially launching the Trade Fair in Bujumbura on 13/June/2019. PHOTO|FILE: Burundi State House. The second edition of the Burundi manufactures and trade fair was officially opened this Thursday in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, the fair was launched by president Pierre Nkurunziza at Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika.

EAC Sectoral Council on Education, Science and Technology concludes.

The 15th East African Community (EAC) Sectoral Council on Education, Science and Technology, Culture and Sports Concluded last week at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. PHOTO|FILE. " The EAC has made progress in harmonization of Partner States’ education curricula, structures and frameworks, it is however crucial to conclude the harmonization process so...

Burundi soldier gunned down by a policeman

A Burundian soldier Ndihokubwayo Alexis was shot dead by a policeman on May 22 at ‘Quiet Hotel located on Bujumbura-Bubanza road. PHOTO|FILE : BurundiTimes “After twice insulted, beaten and disarmed by the soldier in civilian clothes and insulting the prosecutor the policeman from the public prosecutor shot dead the soldier in...

Burundi: 721 returns home from Tanzania

The voluntary repatriation exercise of Burundian refugees is undertaken in pone continued phase with possibility of a gradual increase in the number of refugees being repatriated. PHOTO|FILE: BurundiTimes. “Those repatriated consisted of 273 households that included 328 men and 393 women with their province of origin being Makamba and Rutana,” -...

Burundi play maker’s funeral causes outrage

Former Burundi football play maker Papy Faty’s funeral has caused outrage in the country after his remains were received at Bujumbura international airport on Thursday 9th, Papy Faty who is believed to have converted to Islam was buried last Friday as a Christian a move that has angered the Muslim community in Burundi. “His...

East African countries at high risk of debt distress again

EAC countries at risk of debt distress
EAC countries at risk of debt distress

Farmers call for EAC member states to implement Malabo declaration

The farmers’ forum is expected to present a petition to the upcoming East African Community heads of state summit signed by one million farmers. PHOTO: Burundi Times
In the financial year 2018-2019 all the East African member states allocated less than 10% of the budget on agriculture with the exception of Burundi which allocated 10.69% despite a high malnutrition rate in the country. During the fourth East African Community (EAC) agriculture summit that took place on May 10th in...
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