EAC to set up Urgent response fund for floods and environmental disaster victims

Over 2.8 million people have now been affected due to unusually heavy rainfall and flooding in Eastern Africa. PHOTO| Red Cross Burundi. The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has called on the regional heads of state to put in place an urgent response fund for floods and environmental disaster victims in the community.

EALA: Forest cover declining, Lake Victoria in dire need for sustainable measures

Chair of the Committee on Accounts, Dr Ngwaru Maghembe, told an attentive House late yesterday that if remedial measures are not taken, Lake Victoria risks being extinct in the next 123 Years. PHOTO| EALA. A report of the Assembly has lamented over the declining forest cover in the EAC region, while calling for remedial...

Nkurunziza launches peace torch tour

Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza while officially lauching the Peace Torch Tour in Karusi on September 10/2019. PHOTO| Burundi Presidency While in Karusi province located in the north eastern part of the country, Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza launched the 13th edition of the peace torch tour in efforts to promote peace and solidarity within Burundians.

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...