Wearing the hat of chair, Regional Inter-Burundi Dialogue, Uganda’s president insists his counterpart must play by the rules.
By MOSES HAVYARIMANA Burundi's Justice Minister Laurentine Kanyana has called a documentary by the British Broadcasting Corporation a ''fake report'' and has demanded the broadcaster pull it down and pay damages to those tarnished by its airing.
Defending champion Kenya's Ismael Changawa will face off with Guy Iradukunda from Burundi in this year's Karen Open Tennis Championships men's final on Sunday.
It is the first time President Kagame has spoken out publicly on regional integration following the cancellation of the 20th Heads of State Summit at the end of last month due to lack of quorum after Burundi pulled out.
Meeting in Nairobi under the first United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Africa e-Commerce Week, representatives from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda — who are members of the East African Community Customs Union and common market — said they would implement trade facilitation reforms.
Founded in 1983, ECCAS includes Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo and São Tomé and Príncipe as its members.
The countries in Africa are Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Eswatini (Swaziland), the Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Nigeria will play hosts Niger, South Africa and Burundi at the group stage of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger, according to the draw conducted on Thursday night in Niamey, .
By Monitor Reporter Rwandan President Paul Kagame says his country will not be sucked into what he described as Burundi’s provocation adding that doing so would be “giving them what they want.” “We have had all kinds of provocation from Burundi and we have not fallen for that.
“Your line of saying that the EAC is usurping the sovereignty of the Burundian people by wanting to know the latest in the evolution of the political situation in Burundi, may not be correct,” President Museveni wrote.