DRC signs treaty of the accession into the EAC

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has finally joined East African Community (EAC) after the signing of the treaty of accession to the community. Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta who is the current chair of the summit of the EAC head of state signed the accession of the DRC in Nairobi on 8th April, 2022.

Burundi’s ruling CNDD-FDD party leaders visit NRM, pay tribute to speaker Oulanyah

The Deputy Secretary-General of the Burundi's ruling party CNDD- FDD Joseph Ntakirutimana on Tuesday paid a courtesy call at the National Resistance Movement party (NRM) headquarters, where he paid tribute to the fallen Speaker and NRM party Vice-chairperson for Northern Uganda, the Rt Hon Jacob L'Okori Oulanyah.  Accompanied by Burundi’s ambassador to Uganda, Epiphanie...

Burundi political party calls for justice 28 years on

Burundi’s political party Sahwanya-Frodebu is calling for justice after 28 years since the former party leader and Burundi President Cyprien Ntaryamira died in a plane crash in Rwanda after attending a regional summit in Dar es Salaam.  He had just completed two months in the office after being appointed by the National Assembly on January...

How Pakistan’s political crisis could play out in the coming days

Pakistan’s Supreme Court is looking into the legality of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s unexpected move over the weekend to block a parliamentary vote against him and then call for a snap general election. The deputy speaker of parliament, a member of Khan’s party, threw out the no-confidence motion that Khan had widely been expected to lose, ruling that...

DRC officially a member of EAC

The East African Community (EAC) heads of state held a virtual meeting earlier this Tuesday to conclude the admission of a regional additional member the Democratic Republic of Congo.During the 19th extra ordinary virtual summit, the EAC Heads of state concluded the process of admitting the Democratic Republic of Congo as the seventh member of the community.Kenyan...

Burundi-Uganda talk to boost bilateral trade

Burundi and Uganda held a 3rd session of the Joint permanent commission in Bujumbura to review and take stock of implications of the decisions made during the second session, and recommend new areas of operations and improving the bilateral relations and livelihood of their people. At Kiriri Garden hotel in Bujumbura last week, Burundi and...

High delegation from Burundi visits East African Court

A High Level delegation from Burundi concluded their visit last week at the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) with a courtesy call to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker Martin Ngoga who later joined the Court for the closing session.  Burundi’s Minister of Justice Domine Banyankimbona and Attorney General of Burundi Sylvestre...

Rights groups want EU-China Summit to include human rights

A group of human rights organisations have petitioned EU leaders to include human rights as part of discussions at the EU-China summit later this year. The groups want the conflicts in Hong Kong, xinjiang and Tibet included among the agenda at the summit. “We are writing to share our concerns and recommendations...

Chinese Government Employee Convicted of Participating in Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Fraudulently Obtain U.S. Visas

A federal jury convicted a New Jersey man for his involvement in a conspiracy to fraudulently obtain U.S. visas for Chinese government employees. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Zhongsan Liu, 59, of Fort Lee, participated in a scheme to fraudulently procure J-1 research scholar visas for employees of the government...

Rugunda: “Uganda is here to stay, Burundi is a reliable partner”

As the ceremony of the official opening of the new Ugandan embassy building in Bujumbura kicked off this Monday morning, embassy staff hosted a high level delegation from Uganda that was led by Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda the special envoy of Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda who is the former Uganda prime minister...
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