Burundi, DRC sign agreement on aviation

Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo last week on September 2nd 2021 signed an amendment of the 2016 agreement that allows the establishment of aviation operations between the two countries in their respective cities. According to the two governments during activities of the fourth session of the mixed commission which was held from August...

8 Burundians held in Uganda 

At least eight Burundian girls were held last week in Uganda while being trafficked to the Asian countries according to the security officials in Kampala. The Ugandan government while addressing the press this Monday August 30th, 2020 said that the eight Burundian girls who were stopped were being trafficked through Uganda.  

Ndayishimiye bemoans country’s judicial system

Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye last week bemoaned over the country’s judicial system on failing to give justice for Burundians and foreigners living in the country. While addressing judges, lawyers and attorneys in the country’s economic city of Bujumbura, Burundi’s president said that injustice which is caused by corruption in the country’s judicial system is...

Burundi set to slash down provinces

Burundi government is set to reduce the number of communes and provinces in the country according to the country’s minister for internal affairs Gervais Ndirakobuca. While addressing the local leaders and press, Mr. Ndirakobuca said that there is a plan to reduce the number of provinces for the better and constructive management of the...

Mathuki: Resource Mobilization and inter-organ relationship marked 100 days

The East African Community Secretary General Peter Mathuki marked 100 days since he took over the office as the 5th Secretary General from Burundi’s Liberat Mfumukeko. The EAC Secretary General was sworn in during the EAC Heads of State Summit that took place on February 27th, 2021 virtually. While addressing...

Namibian government to facilitate Burundian refugee repatriation

The Namibian government last week directed its ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration. Safety and Security to enter into an agreement by signing the Exchange of Letters with the Government of the Republic of Burundi and the UNHCR Regional Representative, in order to pave the way for voluntary return of Burundian refugees from Namibia in safety and dignity.

Kadaga takes oath in the regional parliament

Uganda’s former speaker of the National Parliament Rebecca Kadaga who is currently first deputy prime minister and minister of EAC Affairs has been sworn in as an ex officio in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) during a sitting in Arusha (Tanzania). “I have come back to my roots…when I first joined government in...

Burundi president relieves OTRACO chief from duty

Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye has relieved the Director General of Otraco (Public Transport Office) Albert Maniratunga for failure to deliver the decentralization of issuing Technical Control licenses of vehicles in the provinces of Gitega, Ngozi and Bururi provinces. “So all of those who need the license have to travel to Bujumbura.. do you how...

Burundi-Tanzania border reopens for travelers

Burundi Tanzania borders of Kober-Kabanga and Mugina were earlier this week reopened after the Burundian authority announced that the borders were now operational for travellers from and to Burundi. While addressing the press in Bujumbura, the Permanent Secretary of Burundi’s Health ministry Jean Baptiste Nzorironkankuze said that the borders were operational after the consultation...

Call for prayers to continue as Muslim clerics meet authority

The call for Muslim prayers (Adhan) to continue in Burundi after rumors emerged on social media that the internal affairs minister Gervais Ndirakobuca had restricted the call during night hours. In a video that went viral on social media in Burundi contained the internal affairs minister advising religious leaders to avoid noise pollution during...
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