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...

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.

Burundian students back home amid lockdown in Uganda

Majority of the Burundian middle class families prefer sending their children to Rwanda, Uganda or Kenya for further studies in pursuing their degrees or masters in different fields. Since the pandemic hit the East African community early this year, most of the member states have imposed measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus including...

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.

All You Need to Know About Ramadan

The Muslim holy month is upon us once again, where A billion Muslims worldwide are celebrating it and spending it in spiritual reflection, fasting, and worship. Ramadan marks the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, but its dates change each year according to the Gregorian calendar. Here is what you need to know about Ramadan, and all...

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...

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.

Flood victims gets charity for Ramadan, calls for more

As Muslims marked fifteen days into fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, an organized group of Muslims in Bujumbura arranged and provided food for last year’s flood victims who were left stranded and government relocated them to Maramvya in the outskirts of the Bujumbura. “During Ramadan, we help those in need by donating...

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...

Singing to empower women in Africa

Merck Foundation and Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo stepped up last week to raise awareness through music on building heath care in Africa. PHOTO|FILE Merck Foundation and Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo stepped up last week to raise awareness through music on building heath care in Africa. During the annual Conference...
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