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Single tourist visa still pending in Burundi Parliament

02-09-2017 Léontine Nzeyimana, Minister of EAC Affairs says the project of joining other partner states in the use of the single tourist visa is ongoing. “The adoption of the bill to harmonize with other countries is still pending in Burundi Parliament. We transmitted numerous bills but MPs have not yet (...)
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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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Kigali: Business threatened by Burundian crisis

09-13-2016 Heads of two leading travel agencies in Kigali say they have sustained major financial losses due to the border closure between Burundi and Rwanda. In late July, the Burundi government suspended food exports to Rwanda – allegedly due to drought – and Burundian security officers have since prevented passengers’ (...)
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Burundi hotel sector below EAC standards

09-02-2016 The Burundi National Tourism Office (ONT), issued certificates to 11 assessors who received training in hotel classification from December 2012 to February 2013. According to Leonidas Habonimana, the ONT Managing Director, the hotels classification is an extremely important step in improving the tourism sector. “Tourists need to know the (...)
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Burundi hardly promotes agribusiness

08-31-2016 In a press conference held yesterday in Bujumbura on the project “Promoting Agriculture, Climate and Trade Linkages in East African Community, Second Phase (PACT- EAC2)”, Severin Sindayikengera, director of the national food technology centre (CNTA) explained that Burundi is facing many challenges in relation to the promotion of the (...)
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Burundi: Inaction from East African community and continuous inflammatory speeches from the ruling party will lead the country into the abyss

08-29-2016 By AmilcarRyumeko* Since end of April 2015, Burundi has plunged into a violent political crisis. The trigger: the candidacy of President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term in office. The candidacy was contrary to both the spirit and provisions of one of Nelson Mandela’s legacies to Africa, the 2000 (...)
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Closing of the EAC Military Field Training

10-29-2014 The EAC Military Field Training Exercise held in Mwaro from 12 October was officially closed this 24th October. The Exercise Commander indicates that they achieved all their objectives. Two classrooms that were built in the framework of the EAC military cooperation were handed over to the Mwaro 2 Secondary (...)
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EAC, eager to use French in the Community

04-10-2014 An EAC meeting will be held this April 2014 to analyse if French can officially be used in the community. Some EAC Citizens find it is a good opportunity while others note that it is a great challenge.-Diane Uwimana “French is always a challenge for EAC citizens since most (...)
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Passion fruit makers benefit from EAC advantages

12-01-2013 In Burundi, there are people who earn their own living while manufacturing local products. They get advantages of Burundi’s integration into EAC by exporting their production. However, they need much support.-Yves Didier Irakoze Soon in the morning, when arrived at MAREX, the passion fruit juice factory in Matongo Commune-Kayanza (...)
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Burundi classified second in bribery in EAC

11-15-2013 The East African Bribery Index Survey shows that in Burundi bribery has decreased more than last year. However, the country must work hard to eradicate it effectively as it remains a big threat in the society.-By Yves Didier Irakoze According to Burundian Consumers’ Association (ABUCO), a section of International (...)