Burundi Q1 tea revenues up 52 pct on lower
Burundi's tea export revenues rose 52 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from a year before, after a fall in Kenyan tea production helped boost prices of the commodity in the regional market, the country's tea board said on Tuesday. Kenya is the biggest east Africa producer and world's top exporter of black tea, and its production, whether higher or lower, influences prices in the region ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 7:27 am
Burundi: Kagame Meets Nkurunziza As Violence
[News of Rwanda] President Paul Kagame received his Burundian counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza early this morning in Huye district, a border town to Burundi in Southern Rwanda.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 1:41 am
Burundi government supporters show unity in
Burundi is deeply polarised and tensions are rising, even within the ruling party, because President Pierre Nkurunziza wants to stay in power despite a two-term constitutional limit. "Recently, some activists took... a party debate that should have remained internal into the public realm," Cndd-FDD President Pascal Nyabenda said, referring to scores of top party members who have publicly opposed ...
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 2:52 pm
Burundi drums beat the ancient memories of
Here on a hilltop in Gishora, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of the capital Bujumbura, the drummers perform. Today, the drums are played for entertainment: but for centuries they were a sacred rite, symbolic of a united kingdom - a powerful memory for a country whose recent history has been scarred by decades of civil war and bloodshed. "The drum was the symbol of royal power," said Father ...
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 11:47 pm
At least 10 killed in Burundi landslides
Landslides in Burundi have killed at least 10 people after torrential rains, a local governor said Monday, revising downwards an earlier toll after eight were found alive. "It is a disaster... dozens of houses were destroyed, crops have been washed away," said Jacques Minani, governor of the Bujumbura district, some 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of the capital.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:50 am
Ban urges all parties in Burundi to ‘look
28 August 2015 – Fifteen years after the signing of a landmark Burundi peace accord, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all the country’s political leaders, including those in exile, to find common cause and commit to build on ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 3:07 am
Burundi's July inflation slightly up
KIGALI (Reuters) - Burundi's inflation rose to 8 percent year-on-year in July from 7.7 percent in June as a political crisis in the country drove up costs for all essentials, notably for housing, water and energy, official data showed on Friday.
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 3:00 am
Yaya Toure mulls international future, Ahmed
Defending champions ES Setif are out. Egypt exit, without even playing After Egypt's impressive run through All-Africa Games qualification, in which their under-23 men's side recorded big wins over Kenya and Burundi and their women's team secured a first ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:59 am
UN chief calls on Burundian leaders to
"Today, Burundi marks the 15th anniversary of the initial signing of the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Tanzania," said a statement released by Ban's spokesperson. "This process gave birth to the first generation of Burundians with no direct ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:54 am
Burundi: Opposition move to overturn
The National Council for the Respect of the Arusha Agreement, for Peace and Reconciliation and for the rule of law in Burundi (CNARED), a coalition of political parties and civil society organizations opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:47 pm