Diane Uwimana


Economic expert urges government to establish half-year plan for change

07-03-2020 Faustin Ndikumana, economic expert says the new Cabinet must establish a priority action plan to achieve its goals. “The government must present, as soon as possible, its half-year plan to explain how it will make change,” he says in a news conference, this July 2. He also says the (...)

Government’s youth support raises concerns to economists

07-03-2020 President Evariste Ndayishimiye announced, on July 1, his commitment to supporting young people. 40% of the surplus from Burundi Revenue Authority’s budgetary forecasts will be granted to communes to support youths gathered in cooperatives. Experts in economy, however, doubt over its feasibility despite this good initiative. Jean Prosper Niyoboke, (...)

Burundi government committed to curbing spread of COVID-19 infection

07-01-2020 During the swearing-in of new ministers in the National Assembly this June30, President Evariste Ndayishimiye has announced new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection throughout the country. President Evariste Ndayishimiye has announced a campaign to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country starting from June 30. “The (...)

Opposition disappointed by new Cabinet

06-30-2020 President Evariste Ndayishimiye has just appointed new members of the government including four women and 11 men. While some political parties disagree with this appointment, other organizations salute it. Térence Manirambona, CNL party spokesman says the new appointment shows the image and vision that the President has for the (...)

OLUCOME concerned over corruption reported in transfer process within Health Ministry

06-26-2020 Gabriel Rufyiri, Chairman of the corruption watchdog-OLUCOME says different transfers are being operated in different hospitals, health districts and other services of the Ministry of Public Health throughout the country these days marking the end of the 2015-2020 term. He says a few transfers are reported in Ngozi hospital, (...)

Deputy President and Prime Minister take oath

06-25-2020 Prosper Bazombanza and General Alain Guillaume Bunyoni respectively Vice President and Prime Minister took oath before President Evariste Ndayishimiye, the Burundian Parliament and Constitutional Court in the swearing-in ceremony in the National Assembly this June 24. After being approved by the parliament on June 23, both executive officials swore (...)

Burundi parliament approves Deputy President and Prime Minister

06-24-2020 The Higher and lower chambers of Burundi Parliament have this June 23 approved Prosper Bazombanza and Alain Guillaume Bunyoni as Deputy President and Prime Minister respectively. Prosper Bazombanza was approved by 91 MPs and Alain Guillaume Bunyoni by 92 MPs of the 94 MPs who were present and the (...)

“Burundi to welcome national deportees, not foreigners”

06-23-2020 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, in a news conference on June 22, that Burundi will never receive deportees who are not Burundians. This announcement is made following the decision of US Department of Homeland Security to impose visa sanctions on Burundi. Ezéchiel Nibigira, Minister of Foreign Affairs says (...)

Politicians diverge on new President’s speech about opposition role

06-19-2020 After the swearing-in ceremony at “Ingoma” stadium in Gitega province on June 18, President Evariste Ndayishimiye has said opposition political parties and insurrection won’t have place in Burundi. “If they don’t agree with the Burundian government, which one they will share views?” he wonders. He, however, says they should (...)

Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in as Burundi President

06-19-2020 Evariste Ndayishimiye, the newly-elected president was sworn in at “Ingoma” stadium in Gitega province, this June 18. Different people, government officials and guests from throughout the country attended the ceremonies. Before being sworn in, Bishop Simon Ntamwana prayed for the President-elect. “May the Lord enlighten you so that you (...)