EAC integration

CNARED condemns Tanzanian and Ugandan Presidents’ position over ICC decision

11-13-2017 CNARED, the opposition coalition in exile deplores the position of the Ugandan and Tanzanian presidents saying the latter have not a convincing argument. In a meeting held in Masaka in Uganda this 11 November, Ugandan and Tanzanian presidents condemned the recent decision of the ICC authorizing the prosecutor to (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

“President Nkurunziza will rule till second coming of Jesus”, chanted demonstrators

06-06-2017 A demonstration march was organized in Bujumbura town on 3 June to support the outcomes of 18th EAC Summit held on20th May in Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania. The opposition says there is a reason behind the organization of the march. Apart from the objective of the demonstration, different slogans were (...)

Summit of surprises

05-29-2017 The long awaited meeting of the East African Community Heads of State took place on 20 May. It particularly led to the support for the position taken by Burundi against the EU. Bujumbura was seething since the announcement of the summit of Heads of State of the East African (...)

“Sanctions against Burundi”, only EAC pretext for refusal to sign EPA, says local NGO

05-24-2017 PARCEM says, to show solidarity, the EAC region should carry out concrete actions to help Burundi overcome its socio-economic and political woes. PARCEM, a local NGO, dismisses the claim that East African Community refusal to sign the EAC-EU Economic Pact Agreement (EPA) has something to do with solidarity with (...)

Civil Society unsatisfied with outcomes of 18th EAC summit

05-23-2017 « The East African Community is unable to find a solution to the Burundi crisis which has already claimed more than 2,000 human lives, forced at least 500,000 people into exile, made hundreds of Burundians victims of enforced disappearances and led to arbitrary arrests of more than 8,000 people”, (...)

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 (...)

Burundi hopes to benefit from EAC health and scientific expertise

03-30-2017 As Burundi hosts the 6th East African Health and Scientific Conference, the Public Health Ministry, says such regional undertaking has potentials to help the country cope with health issues. “It is necessary that we sit together with doctors and people with different expertise [of the region] to decide on (...)

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 (...)