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...

Burundi calls for extradition of coup plotters

Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye called on Rwanda to handover 2015 coup plotters during a meeting with the United Nations’ Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Huang Xia in Bujumbura. As Mr. Huang Xia visited Burundi’s presidency at state house, Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye said that his country didn’t need any mediator to normalize the relation...

Burundi to close United Nations’ envoy office

The Burundian government released a statement calling for the closure of the UN special envoy’s office in Bujumbura. The country’s foreign affairs ministry in a verbal note indicated that the closure comes as a result that the whole country is stable and peaceful. "Logically, socio-economic development is now the flagship area...

Burundi to re-open airspace

The Burundi government spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye announced this November 3, 2020 that on ‪Sunday November 8, 2020‬ the International Airport will be reopened.Mr Ntahogwamiye while speaking to the state owned Television (RTNB), said that the prevention measures against Coronavirus will be observed for the arrivals and/or departing passengers. “If a positive case is diagnosed...

Buyoya to appeal as court sentences him for life

Former Burundi president Pierre Buyoya (70) has rejected the verdict of Burundi’s court that sentenced him for life in prison accused of having played a role in the assassination of former president Melchior Ndadaye in 1993. Buyoya who is currently the Special Envoy of the African Union in Mali/ Sahel Region tweeted that the...

Burundi-Rwanda moves to mend relations

Burundi and Rwanda have this Tuesday made a major step towards mending the soar relations between the two countries after the two ministers of foreign affairs met at Nemba-Gasenyi border between the two countries. Rwanda’s Vincent Biruta and Burundi’s Albert Shingiro met at the border to discuss outstanding issues in effort to mend the...

59th anniversary since the assassination of the Independence Hero

Every 13th of October Burundi remembers the assassination of her independence hero prince Louis Rwagasore, this year the country commemorated 59 years since he was assassinated in Bujumbura. Rwagasore is regarded as a hero in Burundi who played a critical role on the country’s independence in 1961. He was a key figure in Burundi’s...

Burundi’s Ezechiel takes oath in the Regional Assembly

Burundi’s minister for East African Community (EAC) Ezechiel Nibigira has this Wednesday 30th September 2020 swear in as an ex-officio in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) during the virtual sitting. While taking oath Burundi’s minister vowed to cooperate and commit to work with the Regional Assembly for further fostering of the EAC integration...

EALA unveils Five-Year Strategic Plan

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has this week unveiled a five-year strategic plan 2019-2024 aimed at providing framework for implementing and delivering the mandate and functions of the Assembly. “The strategic plan will help the regional assembly to conduct its business smoothly while making sure issues affecting citizens in EAC are at the...

Ndayishimiye: Burundi is open to mend relations

Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye has expressed his government’s intention to mend relations with the European Union and Rwanda since 2015 after the late former president Pierre Nkurunziza vied for the third term in the office. Both Rwanda and European Union’s relation with Burundi hit an all-time low in 2015 after protests erupted against the...
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