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Burundi government urges EU to remove sanctions

10-10-2017 During the 47th Parliamentary Assembly of African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Community held in Belgium this 9 October, Spès Caritas Njebarikanuye, first- vice speaker of Burundi Senate, said Burundi will not have the courage to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement in the context of economic sanctions (...)
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5th EAC annual Secretary General’s forum held in Bujumbura

06-23-2017 From 22 to 23 June 2017, Burundi has hosted the fifth annual forum of the Secretary General of the East African Community comprising the private sector, civil society and other interest groups both from the national and regional levels under the central theme “15 years of the EAC :Towards (...)
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Experts prospected for oil indices in Lake Tanganyika, says Minister of Energy

06-07-2017 Burundi is hosting the 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition from 7 to 9 June 2017 under the theme ‘East Africa, the emerging hotspot for oil and gas exploration, infrastructure, development and commercialization.’ The East African Community organizes biannual conference and exhibition on the petroleum potential and investment (...)
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EAC Heads of State seem to neglect Burundi crisis, politicians say

05-23-2017 The EAC Heads of State met on 20 May, in Dar-Es-Salaam-Tanzania, in the 18th ordinary summit. Burundi politicians differ over the outcomes of the summit. “The outcomes of the 18th EAC Heads of state are somehow a satisfaction and disappointment”, says Tatien Sibomana, a politician from Uprona party. He (...)
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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 (...)
' Léontine Nzeyimana: “We transmitted numerous bills but MPs have not yet adopted them”

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 (...)