Citizens hail government’s move to ban worshipping 

Majority of Burundian citizens have hailed the government’s move to ban citizens from going to worshipping places during the working hours in week days. The government through the minister of interior wrote a letter to local administrators to prohibit citizens to worship during the week days, citing that it impacts self-development and country’s...

Rugunda: “Uganda is here to stay, Burundi is a reliable partner”

As the ceremony of the official opening of the new Ugandan embassy building in Bujumbura kicked off this Monday morning, embassy staff hosted a high level delegation from Uganda that was led by Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda the special envoy of Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda who is the former Uganda prime minister...

Burundi-Rwanda border accessible

Burundi and Rwanda border is accessible to travelers according to the local officials at the border, despite having no any official declaration from Gitega several sources confirmed that the border between the two countries recommenced activities. “Both countries are open in prioritizing their relations. The two countries delegated their special envoys as a sign...

Burundi travel document applications goes digital

Burundi’s Immigration Authority has announced an online website to apply for different travel documents including passports. “All the documents that the Immigration authority issues including Passports, Laissez-Passer, Visas will now be requested online. No need to queue at the Immigration Authority’s office,” a statement read from Burundi’s ministry of Internal Affairs.

Burundi passes tough law on cybercrime

Burundi parliament earlier this week passed new law on what it called an increased cybercrime related cases in the country, the law was passed by both parliament and the senate pending the country’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye to put it into force. Burundi’s minister for Internal Affairs Gervais Ndarakobuca while presenting the bill to 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...

Burundi’s Nzeyimana takes over Regional Assembly

Burundi's Leontine Nzeyimana (Center) during a plenary of the East African Legislative Assembly(EALA) in Arusha (Tanzania) on Monday February 24/2020. PHOTO| Burundi Times The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has this Monday February 24th elected Burundi’s Leontine Nzeyimana as the Chairperson to preside over the Regional Assembly sittings in the absence of the substantive speaker Martin Ngoga.

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...

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...

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.
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