EALA votes for new commissioners

EALA Burundi chapter while casting their votes virtually in Bujumbura on May 23rd 2020. PHOTO| Burundi Times. The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has this Tuesday 23rd, June 2020 voted for the new commissioners who are expected to manage the affairs of the Assembly. Members of the regional assembly virtually...

Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye vows to fight for equality

During his maiden speech in the country’s political capital Gitega, President Ndayishimiye said that all Burundians are equal with no exception. PHOTO|Burundi Times. Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye who took oath last Thursday June 18, 2020 promised Burundians equal rights and justice for all. During his maiden speech in the country’s political...

Burundi court rules president elect Evariste Ndayishimiye to take oath

The court’s ruling comes after a council of minister’s meeting resorted for the country’s constitutional court to declare the position of president is vacant and announce who to take over. PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s constitutional court ruled last Friday 12th June that the president elect Evariste Ndayishimye should take oath as soon as possible.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies aged 55

According to the Burundi government spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye, president Nkurunziza was on Saturday in good health as he was watching a volleyball game in countryside. PHOTO|BurundiTimes Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza was this Tuesday pronounced dead after a cardiac arrest on Monday 8th.2020 morning in one of the hospitals in Karusi province.

CNDD-FDD’s Evariste Ndayishimiye is the president-elect

The ruling comes after the leader of opposition party CNL Agathon Rwasa contested last week on the outcome of the results accusing the Electoral Commission and the ruling party CNDD-FDD of inflating the numbers of voters while others voted on behalf of those who died long time ago. PHOTO| FILE. Burundi’s Constitutional Court...

Eyes on Constitutional Court as Rwasa contests electoral results

According to CENI Burundi’s ruling party CNDD-FDD garnered 68% of the total votes while National Congress for Liberty CNL’s presidential candidate Agathon Rwasa obtained 24%. PHOYO| FILE Burundi's main opposition leader and deputy speaker of the parliament Agathon Rwasa this Thursday 28th.May. 2020 resorted to the constitutional court, after accusing the Independent Electoral Commission...

Ruling Party’s Ndayishimiye wins presidential race

The provisional result declared Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye the winner of the presidential race after a landslide victory against leading opposition Agathon Rwsa. PHOTO| Burundi Times Burundi’s ruling party Secretary General Evariste Ndayishimiye was declared Monday 25th May 2020 the winner of presidential race in a landslide victory as he bagged 68 percent of the...

Burundi’s Human Rights Commission concerned over children’s involvement in politics

The Independent Human Rights Commission chairman Sixte Vigny Nimuraba while addressing journalist in Bujumbura on Saturday 23rd. April. 2020. PHOTO| BurundiTimes The National Human Rights Commission (CNIDH) raised concern over political parties’ use of children during the campaigns in the country, the commission chairman Sixte Vigny Nimuraba said that there was need for...

Burundi general elections conducted amid tight security

One of the voters casting her vote in Nyakabiga polling station on May 20th. 2020. PHOTO|FILE. By 6 am local time in Bujumbura polling stations were already opened and voters queued to cast their votes for the next president that will bring an end to President Pierre Nkuruniza’s 15 years in power.

Burundi to tighten security ahead of the elections

The minister of security has imposed some restrictions of the movement of motorcycles and bicycles at certain places within the city in efforts to guarantee peace and stability during the elections. PHOTO| FILE. Ahead of general elections slated for this May 20, 2020 the Public Security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni warned political party leaders...
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