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Burundian women under-represented in sports

01-25-2019 While the world celebrates women’s sports day every January 24, Burundian women are still under-represented in the sports sector. Circoncilie Nahimana, representative of women’s sports in Burundi National Olympic Committee says there is a small number of women in sports. “In collective and individual sports, there are 3703 women (...)
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Burundi women’s football in critical situation

01-24-2019 Insufficient competitions, lack of sufficient funds and will to develop this sector are among other problems that Burundi women’s football associations face in the country. Dominique Ndikuryayo, president of Fofila women’s football club, says there is still a long way to go to develop women’s football in Burundi. “Mentalities (...)
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Lydia Nsekera to stand as ANOCA president in upcoming elections

09-21-2018 Lydia Nsekera, current chairperson of Burundi National Olympic Committee told journalists on 20 September that she will run for president of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA). “I will stand as president of the ANOCA in the upcoming elections scheduled for November 29 in Tokyo,” she (...)
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Burundi opens first edition of EAC games

08-17-2018 Burundi has officially opened a tournament of EAC games to be held in the towns of Bujumbura, Gitega and Ngozi from 16 to 30 August 2018. Different authorities say it is a great opportunity to reinforce unity and integration within EAC country members. Joseph Butore, the second deputy president, (...)
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Burundian athlete Francine Niyonsaba returns to country with silver medal

08-08-2018 Despite the difficulties that the Burundian athletes delegation encountered to participate in the 2018 African Athletics Championships held in Asaba, capital of the Delta State in Nigeria from August 1 to 5, Burundi was ranked 14th. Francine Niyonsaba won a silver medal in 800m race. The Burundian delegation of (...)
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Games to promote peace and integration within EAC

07-25-2018 Burundi will host the first edition of the sports tournament of the EAC games from 16 to 30 August 2018. The Minister of Culture and Sports says the tournament intends to reinforce peace and unity within the community. Pélate Niyonkuru, Minister of Culture and Sports, says sport is one (...)
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Liliane Nshimirimana elected executive member of AIPS Africa

05-10-2018 The chairwoman of the Association of Sports Journalists of Burundi, Liliane Nshimirimana, has been elected to be part of the governing body of the International Association of Sports Press in Africa-AIPS during its 81st ordinary general assembly Africa held on 8 May in Belgium. She says it is an (...)
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Judo: official launch of preparations for African junior and senior championship

03-16-2018 “The Burundian Judo Federation was authorized to organize in Bujumbura a championship of Africa Juniors and Seniors, edition 2018”, Jean Bosco Hitimana, Minister of Youth and Sports and Culture told journalists on 15 March, on the occasion of the official launch of the preparations for the African Junior and (...)
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Burundi’s 800m runner back with gold medal

03-07-2018 Francine Niyonsaba, a young female Burundian athlete, successfully defended her world indoor 800m title in Birmingham on Sunday 4th March 2018. She is happy to be back victorious and calls on other young people to work hard in order to make known the country all over the world. “It (...)
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CECAFA Secretary General in Burundi for U-17 Championship preparation

01-05-2018 Since 3 January 2018, Nicholas Musonye, Secretary General of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), is in Burundi to launch activities to prepare 2018 CECAFA U-17. Mossi Yussuf, President of the competitions’ commission at Burundi Football Federation (FFB), says CECAFA Secretary General is in Burundi (...)
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