AOMA satisfied with political situation in Burundi

07-13-2018 In a meeting that was held in Bujumbura this July 12 in Bujumbura, the executive committee of the African Ombudsman and Mediators Association –AOMA says it is delighted with the socio-political situation prevailing in Burundi. “AOMA supports the report of the African Union Council on peace and security in (...)

ICGLR delegation in Burundi to assess security situation

07-10-2018 A group of delegates from different country members of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) landed in Bujumbura this Monday 09th July 2018. The objective of their visit is to assess security situation in Burundi. Omar SulimanWanessee, speaker of states council in the republic of Sudan (...)

Burundi to pay all EAC arrears by December

07-10-2018 Minister in charge of EAC affairs Isabella Ndahayo has said the delay observed in the contribution to the East African Community is due to a six-month difference between Burundi fiscal year and the EAC one. She has said that while presenting the half-yearly achievements of the ministry, this 9 (...)

US Government to give $50,000 as assistance to flood victims in Burundi

07-05-2018 On the occasion of the celebration of the 242nd anniversary of the independence of the USA this July 4th 2018, Ambassador Anne Casper has said the US has been saddened by floods that destroyed people’s houses and washed away their belongings a few months ago. “The US will give (...)

COMESA to reimburse expenses used in preparations of missed 20th Summit in Burundi

06-28-2018 Following the relocation of the 20th Summit of Heads of State of the Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa-COMESA, Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General said on the BBC that Bujumbura has not reassured the Heads of state of COMESA member states on the security prevailing in Burundi. “The majority (...)

Withdrawal of AMISOM, “Gradual process”

05-11-2018 Resolution 2372 provides for the withdrawal of troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by 2021. However, this operation will take into account the realities on the ground. “Indeed, this resolution states that in 2021, the transition will have to be completed. But, it stipulates that this (...)

AU-EU Committed to supporting African Youths

11-30-2017 Following the AU-EU summit which is taking place in Abidjan- Ivory Coast, the chairmen of EU and AU commissions jointly issued a communiqué reaffirming their strong commitment to support Africa. Jean Claude Juncker, chairman of the EU commission says EU pledges to support Africa with an amount of £31 (...)

ICGLR and EISA committed to strengthening collaboration for electoral process

07-31-2017 Boosting the electoral process within member states of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) was the main objective of the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between the ICGLR and Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA). “We want to build capacity and strengthen (...)

Burundi still needs the UN

10-25-2016 Paolo LEMBO, the Resident Representative of UNDP and the Coordinator of the United Nations System, has reminded Burundians that there is no doubt their country still needs UN support to achieve sustainable development. “Regardless of opinions people may hold about the work of the UN, Burundi still needs the (...)

EU: « Significant progress needs to be made »

10-05-2016 Seven months after the EU suspended the financial direct aid to the Burundian Government, its delegation has carried out a two day-visit in the country to assess the current situation. Conclusion: there is still a long way to go. “We have looked into different cases such as human rights, (...)