95 arrested over violence ahead of the general elections

Mr. Nkurikiye said that the political violence had diminished compared to the first week of the campaigns that resulted to at least three people losing their lives. PHOTO|FILE As the electoral campaigns are in its second week Burundi authority said that at least 30 CNDD-FDD and 5 CNL militants were injured during the confrontation...

COMESA Agency scraps 12 Anti-Competition Trade Agreements

Other sectors in which the Commission reviewed were distribution agreements affecting alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and the fast-moving consumer goods. PHOTO| FILE. More than twelve trade agreements which have been operational in the Common Market for several years have been banned for being anti-competition. The action was taken by the COMESA Competition Commission...

Flood victims remain stranded as government provides relief aid

A team led by Burundi’s public security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni visited the flood victims this Monday in effort to provide them with relief support that included Maize, beans, cartons of soap bars and other basic needs. PHOTO| FILE According to the local authorities in Bujumbura more than 8,000 families remain stranded and in...

Twelve injured in a grenade attack in Bujumbura

Mr. Nkurikiye said that investigation was launched in efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice and that one suspect was arrested linked with the attack. PHOTO| FILE At least twelve people were injured after a grenade attack in one of the most populated suburbs Kamenge located in Bujumbura. Burundi’s public security...

Burundi imposes 14 day mandatory quarantine for Electoral Observers

This comes as casting votes is set to be held on May 20, 2020 making it mathematically impossible for the mission to observe the elections. PHOTO| FILE Burundi government has imposed a fourteen day mandatory quarantine for the East African Community (EAC) Electoral Observers ahead of May 20th presidential elections. In...

Burundi’s local league set to resume next week

Messager Ngozi sits on the top of the Primus league table with 55 points followed by Musongati with 51 points, there are 16 teams in the Primus league first division. PHOTO| FFB Burundi Football Federation (FFB) announced last Saturday May 9th 2020 that the Primus League will resume after more than three weeks of...

Burundi government warns over increased violence by politicians

According to the Burundi public security minister more than 60 people were arrested in connection the violence that was witnessed between Ruling party CNDD-FDD supporters and the leading opposition (CNL) militants. PHOTO| FILE Burundian government have warned party leaders and supporters over confrontation that has led to two people losing their lives and more...

573 Burundian refugees return home

To date, approximately 79,000 Burundian refugees were voluntarily repatriated since September 2017. PHOTO| FILE. More than five hundred Burundian refugees arrived on wednesday from neighboring Tanzania after spending almost five years in the refugee camps. According to the Burundian authority 573 Burundians were voluntarily repatriated from several refugee camps in Tanzania...

Four journalists’ fate to be determined in 30 days

The four journalists have been behind bars for six months after being sentenced for two years and a half. PHOTO| FILE This Wednesday four journalists from a local media organistion (Iwacu) appeared in the court in Bubanza where they appealed for the previous ruling that sentenced them two years and a half  of jail,...

Hundreds remain affected by Tanganyika floods

River Rusizi busted the banks submerging and damaging homes and properties of the residents living around the lake. PHOTO| FILE The water level of the Africa’s deepest Lake Tanganyika has significantly increase for the last couple of months as habitants around the lake remain stranded as floods destroys properties and homes.
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