EAC integration

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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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 (...)

No economic partnership agreements between EU and Burundi unless sanctions are lifted

02-28-2018 In a press conference held this Tuesday 27 February 2018, Burundi First Deputy President says the government still maintains its decision not to sign the European Union economic partnership agreements. Gaston Sindimwo says that after his return from the 19th summit of the EAC Heads of state that was (...)
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EALA delegation appeals to foreign investors to come to Burundi

02-20-2018 A delegation of 24 East African Legislative Assembly MPs from the six member countries of East African Community has arrived in Burundi since February 17, 2018.In a press conference held this Monday 19, the head of the delegation has acknowledged the peaceful situation that prevails in the country and (...)
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EAC Court dismisses complaints by Burundi suspended CSOs

01-25-2018 In the statement released on 24 January, the EAC Court says it rejected the application filed by suspended non-profit civil society organizations for interim orders against the Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi and the Secretary General of the East African Community-EAC. The application is related to the (...)
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Burundi lodged complaint against EAC secretariat

01-19-2018 Burundi has filed a complaint against EAC secretariat this 17 January 2018. In a legal file “The Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi vs. The Secretary General of the East African Community, Reference No2 of 2018”, Burundi asks EAC court to refer to the law and answer their (...)

Pharmaceutical bill to be adopted in Burundi to meet EAC standards

12-07-2017 Burundi is looking into the adoption of a pharmaceutical bill and establishment of a food and medicine regulatory authority to be in line with EAC standards. Health professionals and pharmacists say this will improve drug regulation. The bill comes to replace a decree existing since 1980. The later presents (...)

Burundi government urges EU to remove sanctions

10-10-2017 During the 47th Parliamentary Assembly of African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Community held in Belgium this 9 October, Spès Caritas Njebarikanuye, first- vice speaker of Burundi Senate, said Burundi will not have the courage to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement in the context of economic sanctions (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)