Burundi Holds Financial Fair
[EA Business]Burundi -Leaders of banks, financial and microfinance institutions have been urged to adopt proactive policies for growth and promotion of allocations to agriculture and livestock as well as agricultural entrepreneurship.Different stakeholders in the agricultural sector were gathered in Bujumbura from the 25th to the 27th November, 2013 to showcase products and exchange on ways to improve agricultural production for the fight against poverty and malnutrition.
Zambia Beat Burundi
[Times of Zambia]Zambia 1 Burundi 0
Kenyans Take On Burundi in Ball Qualifiers
[The Star]KENYA men's volleyball team play Burundi in their final match of the World Championship Zonal 'H' second round qualifiers as the curtains come down today in Kigali, Rwanda.
Lack of Sexual Health Services Risks the Lives of Young Women and Their Unborn
[Key Publishers]Every minute, a young woman is newly infected with HIV and for women in their reproductive years HIV is the leading cause of death.
World Bank Approves Funds to Boost Burundi's Public Finance Management and Promote Economic Diversification
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank Board of Directors today approved an International Development Association* grant of US$26 million to support the Government of Burundi's objectives to achieve greater transparency in public finance management, diversify the economy, and strengthen social safety nets to improve the quality of life for the country's poorest families.
Burundi's Moutcho Band Spreads Wings to Kigali
[New Times]IN the past few weeks the name Moutcho has been coming up in the country's music circles. Moutcho is a Rwanda-based Burundian Jazz band, comprising of three talented young men - Yvan Kwizera (Bass), Amadi Nkurikiye (drums) and Arnaud Nganji (guitar). The band was formed in 2011 and has achieved impressive accolades both in Burundi and in Rwanda. The band also recently performed at the Jazz and Blues concert in Kigali. The New Times' Sarah Kwihangana had a chat with the
Funding Burundi's Revenue Authority
[Africa Research Institute]The idea that revenue authorities are central to building viable and accountable democracies is gaining greater traction in sub-Saharan Africa. Governments are recognising that the provision of social services and infrastructure developments will increasingly have to be financed with revenue from domestic sources. In many countries, however, revenue authorities must be re-built, and from scratch. Funding such endeavours is a complicated and expensive affair, often involving multiple donors. Below, 2013-11-21
President Al-Bashir Meets President of Burundi
[SNA]Kuwait -President of the Republic Field Marshal Omer, Al-Bashir, received Wednesday at Bayan Palace in Kuwait, the President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza, on the sidelines of the third Arab African Summit ,currently being held in Kuwait.
Technology Meets Health and Spurs Invention
[Africa Renewal]Young African entrepreneurs are taking giant steps forward in addressing some of the continent's most pressing health issues.
It Is Time We Encourage the African Cultural Renaissance - Eala Says
[EAC]Nairobi -The regional Assembly is calling for the revitalization of the African culture as well as the promotion of freedom of expression and cultural democracy, which, it states is inseparable from social and political democracy. In this regard, EALA now wants the immediate signing and ratification of the Charter for African Cultural renaissance by the Summit of EAC Partner States, a Motion passed by the Assembly this afternoon states.
Burundi Elects Ndikuriyo New President
[CAF]The Burundi Football Federation (FFB) has elected Reverien Ndikuriyo as new president, replacing Lydia Nsekera.
Burundi Vice President Exhorts EAC to Work Collectively for Common Desire of a Peaceful, Secured and Investor-Friendly Region
[EAC]Tanzania -The First Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi, His Excellency Bernard Busokoza has exhorted the region to collectively work to ensure that East Africa remains peaceful, secured and investor friendly.
The Country's Land Conundrum
[IRIN]Bujumbura -Burundi is preparing to receive thousands of its refugees from Uganda in a voluntary repatriation exercise. Their return will follow that of around 30,000 compatriots expelled by Tanzania earlier in 2013, and that of a similar number obliged to return in late 2012 after they lost their refugee status.
Major Peace Conference Opens in Bujumbura
[Independent]The 2nd East African Community Peace and Security Conference opened on Nov.13 in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura. Delegates include senior government officials, members of the East African Community Legislative Assembly (EALA), academicians, judges, and conflict sensitive journalists within the EAC.
Medical Technicians Get Hands-On Training in Malaria Diagnosis
[State Department]Kisumu, Kenya -Twelve medical technicians from the defense forces of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda participated in a malaria diagnostic training event sponsored by U.S. Africa Command.
2nd EAC Peace and Security Conference to Open in Bujumbura Tomorrow
[EAC]Arusha -The First Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi His Excellency Bernard Busokoza is expected to officially open the second edition of EAC Peace and Security Conference on 13 November 2013 at the Royal Palace Hotel in Bujumbura.
Training for EA Journalists Begins in Bujumbura
[Daily News]THIRTY journalists drawn from the five partner states of the East African Community (EAC) began a training course on conflict- sensitive journalism in Bujumbura on Friday.
Republic of Burundi Sued Over Arrest and Detention of Citizen
[EAC]Arusha -The East African Court of Justice First Instance Division as it resumed business today, heard a case filed by a Burundi National, Prof. Nyamoya Francois who was arrested and detained by the government of Burundi over the murder of Dr. Kassy Manlan who was assassinated in 2003 in Burundi.
Simuusa's Appeal for Increased Zambia, Burundi Trade
[Times of Zambia]FOREIGN Affairs Minister Wylbur Simuusa has called for increased trade between Zambia and Burundi to boost the two countries' economies.
Divide and Diet
[Africa In Fact]Pascasie Miburo stands in the middle of a small clearing, seeking refuge from the sun under the meagre shade provided by a spindly tree.