Burundi

Coffee making takes center stage in Burundi

There are many competitions to determine the best flavor of coffee in the world. In Burundi, a competition was held recently which brought together some of the best coffee makers from various parts of the country. It was a question of determining the best coffee made. The speed and the various mixtures counted among the […]

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BURUNDI GOVT TAXES PUBLIC WORKERS TO FUND 2020 ELECTIONS.

The Burundian government has started ‘taxing’ salaries of civil servants in order to fund the next general elections slated for the year 2020. Workers are losing 10% of their monthly earnings into a fund set aside to ensure polls hold despite a withdrawal of international donor support. The government has previously stated that workers earning […]

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Cycling: President Pierre Nkurunziza pedals off Tour du Burundi

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday flagged off the country’s annual cycling event Tour du Burundi. Nkurunziza himself took part in the first few kilometres of the race which attracted over 30 professional cyclists and 50 enthusiasts. Cyclists pedaled off at the capital of Burundi’s Ngozi Province north of the country where they will cycle […]

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ICC to commence Burundi ‘war crimes’ probe despite pullout

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it will go ahead with a probe into the political and security crisis in Burundi. Judges of the court on November 9 authorized the office of the prosecutor to commence a formal process. This move comes weeks after Burundi officially exited the international court. The east African country became […]

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