SADR-Burundi: Closing Consulate in Western Sahara

SADR-Burundi: Closing Consulate in Western Sahara

BUJUMBURA, 25 January 2021 – Burundi has announced that it is closing its consulate in the city of El-Aajun in the occupied territory of Western Sahara. The country’s foreign affairs ministry made the announcement on its Twitter handle Monday, explaining that...
Burundi: New Leader for Ruling Party

Burundi: New Leader for Ruling Party

BUJUMBURA, 25 January 2021 – Burundi’s governing party, CNDD-FDD, on Sunday elected Reverien Ndikuriyo to take over the role of secretary-general, the party’s top job. The CNDD-FDD is short for National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of...
Burundi: Boosting Tourism in “The Heart of Africa”

Burundi: Boosting Tourism in “The Heart of Africa”

BUJUMBURA, 25 January 2021 – Burundi’s tourism ministry is launching an ambitious new tourism strategy aimed at winning for the country a bigger share of Africa’s tourism pie. “We shall start with campaigns that encourage locals to explore their country,” said Carmen...
Burundi: Refugees Get Help from AfDB

Burundi: Refugees Get Help from AfDB

BUJUMBURA, 21 January 2021 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it provided basic services to 43,296 refugees in camps across Burundi between 2018 and 2020. The micro projects focused on improving living conditions, including providing water and facilitating...
Burundi: Mass COVID-19 Testing Launched

Burundi: Mass COVID-19 Testing Launched

BUJUMBURA, 12 January 2021 – The government of Burundi has launched a campaign to test as many citizens as possible for COVID-19 in the hope that early detection will stem its spread. “We call on the population to voluntarily turn up for the mass testing campaign,”...
Burundi: Borders Closed to Fight COVID-19

Burundi: Borders Closed to Fight COVID-19

BUJUMBURA, 10 January 2021 – The government of Burundi announced Friday that it will shutdown the country’s borders effective Monday, January 11 at 12.01am. “All land and maritime borders will be closed for circulation of people, except transport of goods,” Burundi’s...
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