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...

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,...

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.

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...

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...

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...