For the first time since 2015, Rwandan and Burundian military officials met publicly to discuss and find common ground on the longstanding tensions that have affected security, trade, and movement along their borders. Ted Kaberuka, Economic Analyst joins CNBC Africa for more.
East African Community calls for sanctions on Burundi and South Sudan following the chronic defaulting of annual payments by the member states, resulting in liquidity challenges. By August 4, South Sudan owed the Community more than $24 million and Burundi $6.5 million. CNBC Africa's Fiona Muthoni spoke with Economic Analyst, Odhiambo Ramogi for more.
The launch of a regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system which was scheduled to start today (13th August) as one of the measures aimed at preventing further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has been postponed. Moreover, on June 30th, the East African Legislative Assembly passed a motion to censure South Sudan and Burundi for defaulting on their annual payments and it also recommended that the Council of Ministers take further action against the two countries. Economic Analyst, Odhiambo Ramogi joins CNBC Africa for more.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it had approved $7.6 million debt relief to Burundi to help address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.It said...
Burundi launched a three-month nationwide coronavirus screening campaign in Bujumbura, so far over one thousand people have been tested since the launch and 41 people tested positive as of last week. Political & Economic Analyst, Jean Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa for more.
With the passing of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi last week, the country has been thrust into a leadership vacuum.
When Burundians look back, some will remember their president as a man who laid the foundation for a belated political transition. Others will see his departure as good riddance. History will judge Nkurunziza as someone who brought unnecessary pain to a nation that had long suffered from political misrule, but who in death bequeathed it a golden opportunity for renewal.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, officials say. Burundi Political and Economic Analyst, Jean Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa for more.