National Workshop to Review Schedule of Commitments On Trade in Services for Burundi Set for 30th March to 2nd April 2015 in Bujumbura
[EAC] Arusha -A National Workshop to Review the Schedule of Commitments on Trade in Services under the EAC Common Market Protocol (CMP) for the Republic of Burundi is scheduled for 30 March to 2 April 2015 in Bujumbura, Burundi.
Fear Also in Buterere
[Iwacu] Since March 16, members of political opposition parties do no longer spend the night in their homes for fear of being killed. The administration talks about unfounded rumours.
Security - Attacks to Political Gaits
[Iwacu] Members of the civil society and opposition parties denounced the killings and other intimidations. A new phenomenon of targeting the wives of dignitaries, Iwacu reviews the most recent cases.
IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under Burundi's ECF Arrangement
[IMF] The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth review of Burundi's economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.1 The Board's decision enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 5 million (about US$6.9 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 30 million (about US$41.6 million).
Controversy Over Third Term for Nkurunziza
[Iwacu] Many voices have recently warned against Pierre Nkurunziza running for a third term as President of Burundi. The President's supporters are not listening.
Nkurunziza Asks for Speedy Outcomes
[EA Business] Bujumbura -President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi highlighted the role of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), but asked that implementation of key decisions is quickened.
New 'Visa' Fee to Burundi Irks Gisagara Residents
[New Times] Border residents in Gisagara District have expressed concerns over a newly introduced fee for people travelling to Burundi, which they say has limited their movement to the neighbouring country.
Opposition Figure Says Wife Victim of Assassination Attempt
[VOA] The leader of Burundi's main opposition said Sunday's alleged assassination attempt on his wife is part of an overall plan by President Pierre Nkurunziza to secure a third term in office.
Burundi, Norway Envoys Present Credentials
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Ambassador of Burundi, Mr Isaie Ntirizoshira and Ms Trine Skymoen of Norway presented their letters of credence to President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama in Gaborone on March 17
President Unpopular but Could Hang On in May Polls
[African Arguments] Over the last few years the narrowing of the political space in Burundi has been regularly denounced. With elections now less than three months away, what is surprising is the speed at which divisions within the ruling party are unravelling.
Burundi President Urges EALA to Strengthen Oversight Role, Promises Credible Elections
[New Times] The East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) should reinforce its oversight mandate to ensure the region's citizens enjoy the fruits of integration and in doing so contribute to the eradication of poverty, Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza has urged.
Agreement On Tax Harmonisation Vital
[EA Business] Last week, Anatoly Nahayo, a law expert, was speaking recently after launching his book titled 'East African Community Tax Harmonisation'.
EAC-Comesa Women's Dialogue Ends With Promising Changes Toward Peaceful Elections in Burundi
[EAC] Gitega -As part of its objective to increase the participation of women in the electoral process in Burundi, the EAC Secretariat, together with joint efforts from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), held plenary discussions to women groups in the town of Gitega, Burundi from 11th - 12th March, 2015.
Eala Speaker Calls On President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi
[EAC] Bujumbura, Burundi; -The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, Rt. Hon Daniel Kidega this morning paid a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Burundi, H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza at the Presidency in Bujumbura.
AU, GIZ Support the Convening of Burundi-Tanzania Joint Meeting On Border Demarcation
[African Union] Bujumbura -Members of the Joint Commission in charge of Border Demarcation between Burundi and Tanzania concluded their Joint Technical Committee meeting on the reaffirmation of the international boundary between the two countries, in Bujumbura, Burundi.
ICGLR Could Deploy Observers in Burundi Elections
[New Times] Ministers of Foreign affairs from the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) have asked the body to deploy observers in Burundi during the country's presidential elections to be held in June.
Climate of Fear in Election Year
[Deutsche Welle] Critics of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza face murder threats and intimidation as elections loom. Burundi picks a new president on June 26 and Nkurunziza's opponents suspect he will try to hang on to power.
Hussein Radjabu Evasion - A First Attempt, A Master Success
[Iwacu] El Hadj Hussein Radjabu is no longer imprisoned at Mpimba Penitentiary Prison as of Monday 2nd March-
Bujumbura to Host Eala Sitting Next Week
[EAC] Arusha -The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) resumes business next week by holding its Plenary in Bujumbura, Burundi. The Plenary which takes place from Monday, March 16, 2015, to Friday, March 27, 2015, is the Fifth Meeting of the Third Session of the Third Assembly.
National Assembly Passes New Media Law
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders joins the Union of Burundian Journalists (UBJ) in welcoming the new media law that the National Assembly adopted unanimously on 4 March.