Saudi Arabia jobs causes crinkum-crankum in Burundi

A video surfaced on social media claiming to be Burundians who were sent to Saudi Arabia by the government for domestic works made hullabaloo due to the living conditions they found in the Middle East. A 53 seconds video showed several women believed to be Burundians sleeping on the floor as the narrator said it was a...

US ambassador hails Ndayishimiye’s government reforms

As the US Ambassador to Burundi Melanie Harris Higgins bids farewell after finishing her mandate of being US ambassador in Burundi

EALA now calls for sanctions on member states over defaulting

The East African Legislative Assembly is now calling on the Council of Ministers to invoke the relevant Treaty provisions to sanction the Partner States that have failed to meet their financial obligations to the Community.

Ndayishimiye: “Germans need to support developing Gitega”

Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye while addressing the public in the country’s capital Gitega

Q and A with the EALA Speaker Joseph Ntakirutimana on the state of the Regional Assembly

Joseph Ntakirutimana is the East African Legislative Assembly Speaker who took over the office in December 2022, he spoke to BurundiTimes in Arusha, Tanzania on the state of the Regional Assembly ahead of his 5 year tenure. What were your expectation on taking over as the EALA Speaker? When I took...

Inflated rent of Health Research Commission in Burundi raises eyebrows

The East African Legislative Assembly released a report this Wednesday indicating the oversight activity that was carried out by the accounts committee that has raised eyebrows on the inflated amount of money to rent the commission’s Head Quarters in Bujumbura. According to the report, the East African Health and Research Commission rent a building...

EALA’s Ntakirutimana calls for autonomy

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker Joseph Ntakirutimana has called for EALA autonomy of the regional assembly sighting that the organ of the community does not freely conduct its activities due to lack of funds. "It is better if EALA is given its freedom...this is not only my voice but the voices of...

EAC constitution consultations resumes in Kenya

The National consultations for the drafting of the East African Community (EAC) Constitution of the Political Confederation resumed in Mombasa, Kenya on Tuesday May 9th, 2023, the exercise is expected to last for 20-days which will include public hearing sessions across the country. "I can confirm to you that the team of experts will...

Former Prime minister Bunyoni absconds

Alain Guillaume Bunyoni Burundi’s former and first Prime Minister under the country’s 2018 constitution absconded according to Burundi’s

Accidents in Lake Victoria increases, law makers call for Transport Act

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) this week called for member states to implement the Lake Victoria act in efforts to reduce the increased number of accidents in the lake. EALA indicated that Lake Victoria Basin Commission need to establish a maritime transportation to be able to track the maritime accident on the water.