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EAC and ICGLR eager to tackle regional issues together

03-27-2017 The East African Community (EAC) and the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) jointly has organized from 27 March, a two-day meeting in the capital Bujumbura to discuss the regional challenges. “We shall seek to develop common positions in tackling the political problems affecting some of the (...)
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Burundi failed to give its contribution to 2016 EAC financial budget

03-20-2017 The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), deeply concerned by the poor financial situation of the East African Community, has passed a resolution urging the Council of Ministers to immediately convene under matters of urgency to solve the financial crisis in the community. Sanctions should be imposed on the partner (...)
' EALA Burundian MPs during a press conference in Bujumbura

Five Burundi MPs decide to boycott 5th EALA session in Kigali

03-02-2017 Five out of seven Burundian MPs of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA]) announced that they will not participate in the EALA fifth session to be held in Kigali from 5 to 17 March. They say they fear for their safety. “Emérence Bucumi, Léonce Ndarubagiye, Jean Mari Muhirwa, Isabelle (...)
' EALA Burundian MPs during a press conference in Bujumbura

Burundi EALA MPs plan to meet various groups of Burundians

11-01-2016 The Group of Burundi East African Legislative Assembly MPs, has held this 31 October a press conference to inform Burundians about activities conducted by this EAC institution in plenary sessions that took place in Tanzania in August and October 2016 in Arusha and Zanzibar respectively.”As the process of Burundi (...)
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EAC court of justice not to rule on Nkurunziza’s third term case

09-30-2016 The East African Community (EAC) Court of Justice found the complaints about President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term unfounded. The EAC’s civil society collective, EACSOF, made the complaints but the court said it cannot rule on a case already decided by the local courts. Burundi’ government represented by the Lawyer (...)
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2nd East African Community Child Rights Conference held in Nairobi

09-15-2016 The 2nd EAC Child Rights Conference was held at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya from 25-26 August. The conference, placed under the theme “Coordinated and Sustained Investment in Children,” saw thirty children from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan come together to discuss children’s rights (...)
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A railway to link countries of the sub-region soon

07-21-2016 Chinese Exim bank granted a $ 7.6 billion loan to Tanzania for the construction of a railway this Wednesday, July 20 to facilitate and boost trade relations between Tanzania and its neighboring landlocked countries including Burundi. The Tanzanian presidency confirms the loan was obtained from China’s Exim Bank. “Tanzania (...)
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The use of ID and single tourist visa still pending

02-04-2015 While other partner states already use the ID and the single tourist visa for travelling within the EAC, the Ministry in charge of EAC affairs confirms that the reliability of the Burundi ID will determine whether Burundi will join or not.-By Diane Uwimana “The Burundi ID is still unreliable, (...)
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EALA works in accordance with the EAC treaty and rules of procedures

01-16-2015 The former East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) speaker Margaret Zziwa accuses EALA MPs of illegally removing her from office. She plans to make her allegations in court but the EALA house proceeds in accordance with the treaty and the rules of procedures of the Assembly.–By Diane Uwimana Margaret Nantongo (...)
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KENYA – Student sentenced to a year in jail for insulting President on social media

01-13-2015 A Kenyan student has been sentenced to a year in prison after insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta on a social media site. Alan WadiOkengo, alias Lieutenant Wadi, must also pay a fine of $2,000 or serve a second year in jail. Kenya has an active and vibrant online social media (...)