Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe ex-president, dies aged 95

Mr Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924 in what was then Rhodesia - a British colony, run by its white minority. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence icon turned authoritarian leader, has died aged 95. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He...

Burundi settles for a draw after a late defence blunder

Burundi talisman Saido Berahino taking on Tanzania defenders during the first round of CAF qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2020 in Bujumbura on Wednesday 4th. 2019. PHOTO|FILE The Burundian national team the Swallows (Intamba mu Rugamba) had to settle for a draw in a late drama with Tanzania’s Taifa Stars at Intwari stadium in...

Burundi outlaws cryptocurrency

Burundi Central Bank  cautioned the public and that no entity or financial institution is currently authorized to offer remittance or other payment services using a virtual currency. PHOTO| FILE. Burundi’s Central Bank (BRB) has today issued a statement that outlaws the use of cryptocurrency in the country, the governor of the central bank Jean Ciza...

Alarming number of Ebola deaths in DRC a ‘rallying cry’ to scale up treatment

As part of the response to the outbreak of Ebola, the Red Cross has been working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ensure safe burials to help stop the spread of the deadly disease. (August 2019). Photo| Martine Perret, UN Since the Ebola epidemic struck...

NTBs hinders businesses as Tanzania-Burundi Trade Fair kicks off

A Burundian trader explaining to some of his customers about his locally manufactured products on August/30/2019. PHOTO| BurundiTimes. Under the auspices of the Tanzanian embassy in Burundi, a four day trade fair was officially opened in Bujumbura this Friday with the aim to share experience and network between traders of the two...

Burundi accuses UN agency for stalling repatriation exercise

In August 2017 representatives of Burundi and Tanzanian government alongside the UN refugee agency held a tripartite meeting to facilitate voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania. PHOTO|FILE: BurundiTimes Burundi government has accused the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for delaying the repatriation of Burundian refugees in Tanzania, the move comes after Burundi’s internal...

President Nkurunziza marks 4 years at the helm after re-election

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza at the state house in Bujumbura on February 19, 2019. PHOTO| BurundiTimes Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday marked four years since he was sworn in for another five year term that runs until 2020, the 2015 re-election of the incumbent president had sparked a political crisis in the...

Burundi slams Rwandan based drummers’ performance at regional talent show

Burundi drums were the pillars of the monarchical power and sacred, these were used in only special occasions and important places that proclaimed the country’s great events such as the coronation of a monarch, the funeral of a sovereign and the new agricultural season. PHOTO|FILE: BurundiTimes Burundi government has slammed a Rwandan...

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...
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