Four Burundian journalists to remain behind bars after appeal

  As part of the ruling the four journalists were fined 1 million Burundian francs. PHOTO| FILE. Four Burundian journalists are expected to serve 2 years and six months sentence after being found guilty of threatening the internal security of the country. This comes after the defendant appealed to the court...

Street children, beggars given ultimatum off the streets

Burundi government has issued an ultimatum for street children and beggars to be off the streets in a two weeks’ time, the statement from the ministry of solidarity indicated that legal measures will be taken on whoever will be found begging on the streets after the given period. “To Burundians and non-nationals who’ve got...

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,...

Government calls on Burundian Youths to drink what they can afford

Last month Bujumbura mayor and the governor of Burundi’s new capital Gitega imposed a ‘curfew’ on bars. PHOTO| FILE The Burundian government warned youths in the country over drinking alcohol beyond their financial capacity, this comes after a meeting between security officials met last week to assess and determine measures that will guarantee...

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.

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.

In Photos president Ndayishimiye’s maiden tour countrywide

Accompanied by the First Lady SE Angeline Ndayishimiye, the President of the Republic SE Evariste Ndayishimiye continued his tourism campaign this Thursday January 13th visiting the National Park of Ruvubu, a tourist attraction spreading through the provinces of Muyinga and Cankuzo provinces up to the Tanzanian border on an area of 50,800 ha. After...

Relief as government provides humanitarian aid to flood victims

Burundi's public security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni providing relief support to flood victims in Gatumba on April 21,202. PHOTO| BurundiMinistry of Public Security. Burundi government earlier this week provided food and other basic humanitarian needs to families and flood victims who lost their property during a heavy downpour last Sunday in Gatumba located in Bujumbura.

Prominent business man found dead in Bujumbura

The deceased is mostly known for his Forex Bureau business in Bujumbura. A prominent business man in Burundi Simbananiye Jackson aka Kirahwata was found dead in the early hours of Thursday morning at avenue de Imprimerie located in Bujumbura. According to Burundi public security spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye the deceased was abducted...

Burundi imposes speed limit for vehicles countrywide

The Burundi ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Security has since last week started implementing the implementation of speed limits for vehicles countrywide and particularly in the country’s economic city of Bujumbura. “The Poliscans which measure the speed of vehicles within the captured area will be put in action from Tuesday,” a statement reads...
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