EAC calls on EU to lift sanctions on Burundi

The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Peter Mathuki on Tuesday June 8th, 2020 called on the European Union (EU) to lift sanctions on Burundi that were imposed in 2015. This comes as the EAC Secretary General held a high level discussion with the representatives of the EU to Tanzania in Dar es Salaam...

Ndayishimiye: I will walk in his foot steps

Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye said that he will follow the footsteps of his predecessor the late Pierre Nkurunziza for a United and peaceful Burundi. The comments came during the commemoration of the one year anniversary since the death of the late president Pierre Nkurunziza in Jun,8 2020. “Since I met...

Burundi president to visit Kenya next week

Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye is expected to make a state visit to Kenya according to a statement released by Kenya’s state house this Saturday 29th May, 2020. “His Excellency President Evariste Ndayishimiye of the Republic of Burundi will arrive in Kisumu City on Monday, 31st May 2021 at the start of his two-day State...

EAC recieves report on Uganda elections

The East African Community Electoral Observer Mission this Friday 16th April submitted its report on the general elections in Uganda that were conducted in January this year. Speaking in Bujumbura (Burundi) the head of the EAC observer mission and former Burundi president Domitien Ndayizeye praised the Ugandan government on how the elections were conducted.

Over thirty thousand refugees return home

According to the home affairs ministry report more than thirty thousand Burundians were repatriated from neighboring countries and have been re-integrated in the community in the last six months. 33,963 people from 11,336 families returned to their motherland after fleeing the 2015 political crisis that led to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the...

Freedom at last as four journalists set free

Four local Burundi journalists were set free on the Christmas Eve after spending 430 days in prison accused of threatening the country’s security. Their release came after Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye granted them amnesty after being sentenced to prison in Bubanza for two and a half years. The presidential pardon came...

Burundi’s former Attorney General appointed to head Constitutional Court

Burundi’s senate has this Wednesday approved the new Constitutional Court president who was initially appointed by the country’s head of state Evariste Ndayishimiye. Mr. Valentin Bagorikunda the former state Attorney General under the late Pierre Nkurunziza’s regime is expected to lead the country’s Constitutional Court, Bagorinkunda was the General Director of the National Office...

EAC 2020-21 Budget fails to sail through

The East African Community Budget for the financial year 2020-21 has yet again failed to sail through on Thursday December 10, 2020 as regional law makers differed with member states on the budget allocation, with law makers walking out of the plenary leading to the issue of quorum resulting to the adjournment of the house until...

EACJ calls for autonomy and gender inclusion

The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) outgoing president Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja while addressing the media practitioners virtually after his seven years tenure said that the court needed autonomy and consideration of gender balance to make the EAC organ a success. “It is very possible that the finances can be controlled by someone who...

Burundi former president resigns from AU mission

Burundi former president Pierre Buyoya has resigned from his position as an African Union High representative for Mali and the Sahel region. Mr. Buyoya through his twitter handle said that his resignation comes after a verdict was rendered by the Burundi’s Supreme Court accused of being involved in the assassination of the country’s first...
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