Women representation still low in Burundi

According to a study revealed by the association of repatriated women (AFRABU), of the 30% representation of women in the Burundi’s public institutions as per the constitution the new study revealed that women representation stood at 18 percent. The study was conducted in a course of five years with the primary objective of improving...

Anti-corruption jigsaw starts rolling in Burundi

At least 19 police officers and 4 local administrative officials were expelled from their offices after being linked to corruption and other related crimes committed while on duty last Friday. According to the interior and public security minister’s office, the officials were relieved from their duties last Friday July 24th, 2020. "19...

Burundi’s ruling party wins majority seats in the senate race

Early this week Burundi’s ruling party CNDD FDD won the majority of the senate seats according to the provisional results announced by the country’s Independent Electoral Commission (CENI). The provisional results released by CENI shows that the ruling party CNDD-FDD won 34 seats out of the 36 leaving two seats that will be...

Burundi steps up to curb COVID-19 as the country celebrates 58 years of independence

Burundi's president Evariste Ndayishimiye while being driven past the troops during the Independence day celebrations in Bujumbura on July 1st,2020. PHOTO| Presidency Every July 1st Burundi celebrates its independence day since 1962 from its former colonial masters Belgium, the country had under gone a cumbersome political journey coupled with civil war and ethnic violence...

Denise: “God is the reason we live or die”

Wife of late former Burundi president Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza while addressing mourners in Gitega's Ingioma stadium on June 26th. 2020.PHOTO| Presidency Burundi’s former first lady and wife to the late president Pierre Nkurunziza during the last journey of his husband called on mourners to trust God as everything is planned by the almighty.

Former Burundi president laid to rest

A procession goes round the stadium carrying the remains fo Burundi's late president Pierre Nkurunziza on Friday 26th.June.2020. PHOTO| Burundi Times Burundi’s former president Pierre Nkurunziza’s remains were laid to rest on Friday June 26th 2020 in the country’s new political capital Gitega, late Nkurunziza died in Karuzi hospital after suffering from a cardiac...

Burundi’s prime minister, Vice President sworn in

Burundi's public security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni swearing in as the prime minister of the new government of president Evariste Ndayishimiye in the parliament on June 24th. 2020. PHOTO| Burundi Parliament. Burundi’s Prime minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni and Vice president Prosper Bazombanza were sworn in this Wednesday June 24th 2020 in the presence...

Burundi parliament approves the new prime minister and the vice president

After the swearing in of the President of the republic Evariste Ndayishimiye the first move in forming a new government proposed two names to the parliament and the senate. PHOTO| FILE. The speaker of the parliament Pascal Nyabenda chaired this June’s 23, 2020 a sitting which the current Public Security minister Alain Guillaume...

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...
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