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GUUD Africa Secures Tender to Work on East African Community Single Customs Territory Solution

– Project first started in 2016 where vCargo Cloud (“VCC”) worked on a Proof-of-Concept (“POC”) platform for the project – Completion of project will see seamless transmission of trade-related documents between participating EAC SCT member authorities. KENYA, 30 March 2021: Singapore’s GUUD (Africa) Pte. Ltd, via its wholly owned subsidiary, vCargo Cloud Kenya Limited., has […]

Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained economic growth

East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors Growth in GDP and rising export revenues provide sound foundations East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC […]

Integration Efforts in the EAC

Otavio Veras, Researcher of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies Synopsis The East African Community (EAC) is an economic bloc formed by Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The countries have a history of cooperation dating back to the early 20th century. In the recent years, they have started various infrastructure projects to improve the […]

Groundbreaking on Solar Field in Burundi: Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program

2,500 celebrate historic groundbreaking in one of Africa’s neediest countries for a $14m solar field to advance economic and social development Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar field that will add […]

Burundi Torture Review: UN Experts Concerned at Reported Reprisals

The UN Committee against Torture has voiced grave concern about reported reprisals against four Burundian lawyers who provided information to it for a special review of Burundi. The Committee has sent a letter to the Burundian ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, seeking urgent reassurances that no member of Burundian civil society would be […]

Prospects for Economical Fast Transportation across Africa

A unique transportation technology that can offer fast travel durations at competitive prices is being developed in such countries as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and China. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) classifies the technology as a boat, except that it resembles an aircraft due to its central fuselage and presence of wings. However, commercial […]

26th AU Summit: The African Union must adopt an emergency plan for Burundi to avoid the outbreak of an open conflict

While the African Union is currently holding its 26th summit in Addis Ababa, FIDH urges heads of States and governments to adopt a strong resolution to overcome the multi-faced political deadlocksthat could lead to the outbreak of an open conflict in Burundi. This emergency plan for Burundi must include a binding roadmap establishing an effective […]

Reports of Mass Graves and Serious Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, January 20, 2016/APO (African Press Organization)/ –Press Statement  Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 19, 2016 The United States is deeply alarmed by reports, including those from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, of serious human […]

RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents will however retain their hold […]

The African Union reiterates its deep concern regarding the situation in Burundi and calls for an inclusive dialogue to find a solution to the crisis

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in Burundi, illustrated by yesterday’s attacks against military camps in the capital, Bujumbura, and in the Bujumbura Rural area, as well as by the subsequent acts of violence. The Chairperson of the Commission […]

Condemnation of Attacks in Burundi’s Capital

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, December 14, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ –Press Statement  John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 11, 2015 The United States is deeply alarmed by the attacks that occurred overnight and continue in Bujumbura. We condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms, and we call on all sides to […]

AU Commission awarded Africa Peace Award 2015

The Africa Peace Award (APA) 2015 has been awarded to the African Union Commission (AUC), in a colourful ceremony that took place on Saturday, 21 November 2015, at the International Conference Centre in Durban, South Africa. The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), Graça […]

Burundi at “extremely dangerous tipping point” – Zeid

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has warned that an increasingly grave human rights crisis has gripped Burundi, with potentially very serious regional repercussions. Zeid last night appealed to the Security Council to explore all possible options to prevent further violence, including asset freezes, travel bans and other steps to stop […]

Government Officials from Central and Southern Africa Promote Good Practice in Preventing Tax Fraud

The AFRITACs Central and South organized on September 28-October 2 an interregional seminar, in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute. The event organized at the institute’s headquarters in Mauritius brought together senior officials and experts in tax and customs from Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Democratic Republic […]

Burundi and Sri Lanka, two test cases for the prevention of recurring mass violations – UN expert

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on transitional justice, Pablo de Greiff, today said that a ‘tradition of impunity’ seriously undermines accountability and reconciliation efforts in any country. He stressed that “prevention of recurring mass violations is not only a matter of making changes in texts; prevention calls for changes in practice and attitude in a […]

It’s Not Just about the Money: To Change the World We Must Change Ourselves

The Mediterranean sea has become a graveyard for Africa’s youth. Every day, we see images of what would appear to be a continent racked by conflict and poverty, and people risking – often losing – their lives in an attempt to flee . Yet Africa has 11 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the […]

Council of the European Union conclusions on Burundi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. The political deadlock in Burundi and the deteriorating security and economic situation have serious consequences for the population and pose risks for the region as a whole. Faced with this critical situation, the EU welcomes the fact that the region has mobilised to […]

Annual forum on women’s football in Africa to be launched at 2015 women’s world cup symposium

Lydia Nsekera, FIFA’s first female executive and Isha Johansen, President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) and the only female president of a Football Association in Africa are joining forces with FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to promote the participation of African women and girls in football through an annual forum […]

Conception of informational technology usage in public administration

The core of informational technology usage conception in public administration is all about Joint Information Center and public communication supervision and an interaction logging that is held by information management system. The system includes automated online rating of particular public servants and managers and whole state agency. All citizens’ unfilled requests escalate to the superior […]

IMF – Burundi

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review under Burundi’s ECF Arrangement, Augments Access and Approves US$6.9 Million Disbursement BUJUMBURA, Burundi, March 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth review of Burundi’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.1 […]

Into Africa – the continent’s cities of opportunity

The African continent is crossed by five trends: demographic change, urbanisation, technological changes, the transfer of economic power and climate change GENEVA, Switzerland, March 17, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Today at the African CEO Forum of 2015 in Geneva, PwC ( launches the first edition of its ‘Into Africa – the continent’s cities of […]

Information technology as the way to improve effectiveness of public administration

One of the key factors in developing socially oriented state might be usage of information technology. Is it really possible to change people life for a better one by using these means? The answer can be found in this article. To take into account all problems and concerns of each citizen, to improve quality of […]