EAC integration

EAC warns partner states over outbreak of infectious diseases

03-15-2022 In a press release issued on 9th March, the East African Community secretariat urged partner states to take appropriate measures to prevent and respond to outbreaks of yellow fever and rift valley fever following heavy rains in some parts of the region. “The recommendation follows reports of an outbreak (...)

EAC constitutional experts conclude their consultations in Burundi

01-21-2020 Eighteen constitutional experts from six partner states of the East African Community have brought to an end their national consultations in Burundi this January 20. They collected views of different stakeholders including the administration, banks, Burundi Revenue Authority, civil society organizations, religious denominations, women and youth associations, political parties, (...)

Burundi towards African Continental Free Trade Area

10-25-2019 The UN Economic Commission for Africa and Trademark East Africa are undertaking a project to support Burundi’s integration within the African Continental Free Trade Area-AfCTA. Stakeholders have met to share views during the Burundi National Forum on AfCTA that took place in Bujumbura, this Thursday October 24. The African (...)

Burundi about to fully pay contribution arrears to EAC, Minister says

10-18-2019 “The Government of Burundi has made a firm commitment to pay all arrears it owes to the East African Community. We still have to pay about 2% of the arrears in order to start paying the contributions for the current fiscal year,” said Isabelle Ndahayo, Burundi Minister of East (...)

EAC faced with several challenges

09-05-2019 While responding to MPs’ questions this September 5th, the Burundian Minister in charge of the EAC Affairs has said many challenges hinder the full integration of the community. Isabelle Ndahayo says some of the decisions taken by EAC institutions are not implemented due to the lack of will by (...)

CAVIB sues Burundi government to EACJ

07-18-2019 The collective of lawyers defending victims of international law crimes committed in Burundi-CAVIB has brought the case of the seizure of property belonging to some Burundians in exile to the East African Court of Justice. Cyriaque Nibitegeka, one of the CAVIB lawyers, says they decided to appeal to the (...)

French to be used very soon within EAC

03-21-2019 Epiphanie Kabushemeye Ntamwana, Director General in charge of multilateral relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said the use of French inside the East African Community is progressing. The Ministry in charge of EAC affairs in collaboration with the French Embassy in Burundi has submitted the draft project (...)

Burundi to address e-waste management problem

03-19-2019 Burundi hosts the 4th regional workshop on sustainable e-waste management in the east African region and East African Communications Organization Working Group- EACO WG 7 from this March 18. Donatien Manirampa, Director General of Burundi agency of telecommunication regulation-ARCT says Burundi collects over 30 thousand tons of e-waste every (...)

Burundi owes debts to EAC and other organizations, says First Deputy President

02-22-2019 During the presentation of the achievements accomplished by 10 ministries under the authority of the First Deputy President at the National Assembly, this 21 February, MPs have raised some concerns about the partnership between Burundi and other organizations including the East African Community. Pascal Nyabenda, Speaker of the National (...)

Burundian Politicians disappointed with 20th Summit over Burundi Crisis

02-05-2019 The 20th Summit of EAC Heads of State was finally held in Arusha-Tanzania on February 1 after its postponement for two times respectively on 30 November and 27 December 2018. Burundian politicians, however, diverge on the summit outcomes. Tatien Sibomana, spokesperson for the coalition of independent “Amizero y’Abarundi”, appreciates (...)