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Economic expert urges government to establish half-year plan for change

07-03-2020 Faustin Ndikumana, economic expert says the new Cabinet must establish a priority action plan to achieve its goals. “The government must present, as soon as possible, its half-year plan to explain how it will make change,” he says in a news conference, this July 2. He also says the (...)
Economy

Government’s youth support raises concerns to economists

07-03-2020 President Evariste Ndayishimiye announced, on July 1, his commitment to supporting young people. 40% of the surplus from Burundi Revenue Authority’s budgetary forecasts will be granted to communes to support youths gathered in cooperatives. Experts in economy, however, doubt over its feasibility despite this good initiative. Jean Prosper Niyoboke, (...)
Politics

Burundi government committed to curbing spread of COVID-19 infection

07-01-2020 During the swearing-in of new ministers in the National Assembly this June30, President Evariste Ndayishimiye has announced new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection throughout the country. President Evariste Ndayishimiye has announced a campaign to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country starting from June 30. “The (...)
Politics

Opposition disappointed by new Cabinet

06-30-2020 President Evariste Ndayishimiye has just appointed new members of the government including four women and 11 men. While some political parties disagree with this appointment, other organizations salute it. Térence Manirambona, CNL party spokesman says the new appointment shows the image and vision that the President has for the (...)
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Swearing-in ceremonies Surprise nominations

06-29-2020 The opposition castigates and questions the “rushed” nomination and approval of the Prime Minister and the Vice-president by the Parliament and Senate. The President of the National Assembly says everything was legal. There are two distinct positions. The National Assembly approved in a secret vote, this Tuesday, June 23, (...)
Health

OLUCOME concerned over corruption reported in transfer process within Health Ministry

06-26-2020 Gabriel Rufyiri, Chairman of the corruption watchdog-OLUCOME says different transfers are being operated in different hospitals, health districts and other services of the Ministry of Public Health throughout the country these days marking the end of the 2015-2020 term. He says a few transfers are reported in Ngozi hospital, (...)
Politics

Deputy President and Prime Minister take oath

06-25-2020 Prosper Bazombanza and General Alain Guillaume Bunyoni respectively Vice President and Prime Minister took oath before President Evariste Ndayishimiye, the Burundian Parliament and Constitutional Court in the swearing-in ceremony in the National Assembly this June 24. After being approved by the parliament on June 23, both executive officials swore (...)
Politics

Burundi parliament approves Deputy President and Prime Minister

06-24-2020 The Higher and lower chambers of Burundi Parliament have this June 23 approved Prosper Bazombanza and Alain Guillaume Bunyoni as Deputy President and Prime Minister respectively. Prosper Bazombanza was approved by 91 MPs and Alain Guillaume Bunyoni by 92 MPs of the 94 MPs who were present and the (...)
Politics

“Burundi to welcome national deportees, not foreigners”

06-23-2020 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, in a news conference on June 22, that Burundi will never receive deportees who are not Burundians. This announcement is made following the decision of US Department of Homeland Security to impose visa sanctions on Burundi. Ezéchiel Nibigira, Minister of Foreign Affairs says (...)
Politics

New lease of life with President “NEVA”

06-22-2020 The elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, was sworn in on Thursday 18 June at Ingoma stadium in Gitega province. However, the shadow of his predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza, still hovers over. Apart from the former President of the Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, no foreign Head of state attended the ceremonies. (...)

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Politics

Party leaders urged to use insured vehicles in electoral campaign

Agathon Rwasa, CNL Chairman and presidential candidate for the 2020 elections is concerned over the insurance issue in the electoral campaign. (...)
04-24-2020 |

Politics

2020 elections: Kira Burundi files complaints to President

Kira Burundi coalition submitted a memorandum, on April 15, to President Pierre Nkurunziza denouncing irregularities made by the electoral body in (...)
04-21-2020 |

Politics

Bubanza province : Disturbing accounts over murders and kidnappings

In a letter addressed to the public prosecutor in the province of Bubanza, the independent MP  Fabien Banciryanino, has drawn up (...)
04-20-2020 |

Politics

Sources report 12 CNL members detained in Ngozi

Twelve members of the opposition party National Congress for Freedom (CNL) of Kiremba commune are detained in Ngozi province chief town. (...)
04-19-2020 |

Security

Three killed in south of Burundi

At least three people have been killed in Rubanga locality in Matana commune of Bururi southern province in the morning of (...)
04-16-2020 |

Politics

All projects aimed at curbing COVID- 19 should be supported, says independent candidate

Francis Rohero, an Independent candidate for the presidential election set on May 20 says COVID-19 shouldn’t be taken lightly as it (...)
04-15-2020 |