Flambeau du Centre wins its first ever Primus League

The Primus league season came down to the wire last Saturday to decide this year’s champions as Flambeau du Centre which was on third position locked horns with Atletico New Oil in Muyinga province to pull out a surprise win to be crowned the champions at Umuco Stadium in Muyinga. Prior to the 30th...

Mixed reaction as netizens hails, bashes Miss Burundi pageant

Burundi netizens hailed, slammed the Miss Burundi beauty pageant after the grande finale revealed Ngaruko Kelly Michelle as the winner of the 2022 beauty pageant. The netizens organized a twitter space to debate on the organization and the criteria in place for the incumbent Burundi beauty pageant. “We are gathered here...

Q and A with Line Curie Muco Burundi’s first female sports journalist

46 year old Line Curie Muco is the first Burundian female sports journalist, she spoke to Burundi Times’ Joella Nticiteretse on her long journey in journalism and how it shaped her life when she was in early 20’s. What pushed you in to covering sports as a journalist?Honestly speaking I have never thought of covering...

Q and A with Sandra Michelle Harerimana sharing her experience in Karate

Ms. Sandra Michelle Harerimana is a 34 years old Burundian woman who has been practicing karate since 2014 in club RUMURI KARATE Do, one of the clubs at the Burundi University. She spoke to Joella Nticiteretse on the Stereotypes, challenges she’s gone through while practicing the sport. What motivated you to practice Karate?Since my childhood, I have been...

Women in media meet to promote gender equality

The Burundian Association of Women Journalists (AFJO) and the Association of Sports Journalists (AJSB) organized a two days training workshop to promote the rate of media productions that integrate the gender dimension. The workshop that took place in Bujumbura on Wednesday March, 30th focused on the integration of the gender dimension in media productions...

Two former winners among illustrious assistants for Qatar 2022 final draw

On Friday, 1 April, FIFA World Cup™ champions Cafu (Brazil) and Lothar Matthäus (Germany) will team up with six more assistants for the final draw to reveal the groups for the 2022 edition of football’s global showpiece. The full line-up of assistants will also include Adel Ahmed MalAllah (Qatar), Ali Daei (IR Iran), Bora...

Burundi women in sports under paid, leaders call for equality

The Burundi Basketball Federation (FEBABU) president Jean Paul Manirakiza has called for equality in sports and that women in sports should get equal treatment as their male counterparts. This was during the workshop organized by the Basketball federation to develop women’s basketball clubs in the country on Friday March,25th, 2022. "Many...

Burundi’s ace bags his third hat-trick in English football

Saido Berahino has scored his third hat-trick in English football with one each coming in the league, League Cup and FA Cup, the Burundi’s Intamba mu rugamba’s talisman in the same game scored his first brace in English league football for six years and 298 days, since doing so for West Bromwich Albion against Chelsea in May...

Song – Kalla partnership renewed as Indomitable Lions get new staff

Cameroon's Football Federation president, Samuel Eto’o Fils, has appointed Rigobert Song Bahanag as head coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. The decision to name the 45-year old African Football legend as replacement of Portuguese Coach Antonio Conceicao who guided Cameroon to a third place finish at the 2021 TotalEnergies AFCON, was made public Monday, February 28, 2022.

Taboos broken during ‘Buja sans taboo’

Burundi’s government has suspended the Slam festival organised by “Buja sans taboo” after what it called a move to preserve and safeguard the country’s culture and heritage. In a letter dated February 8th 2022, Burundi’s minister for Youth, Sports and Culture Ezekiel Nibigira said that the drummers did not respect the “sacred principles of...
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