EAC integration
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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“Burundi withdrawal from EAC would be big loss” says corruption watchdog

12-21-2018 Gabriel Rufyiri chairman of OLUCOME, a local corruption watchdog, says there will be consequences for the country and Burundians if Burundi withdraws from the East African Community -EAC. “With the integration into the EAC, Burundi has benefited from the free movement of people and goods within the community,” he (...)
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Burundi poorly represented in jobs offered by EAC

10-19-2018 During the presentation of 1st term of fiscal year achievement, the minister in charge of the East African Community affairs says there is a kind of exclusion of Burundians in different jobs within the community. Isabelle Ndahayo, Minister in charge of the EAC affairs says they have seen that (...)