News & Analysis: Burundi

Burundi reopens borders with Tanzania, suspends mandatory quarantine

“Burundi on Monday said it would reopen its Kobero-Kabanga and Mugina borders with Tanzania, which were closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.”

via The Citizen

World Bank Boosts Burundi Health System in the Context of COVID-19

“On April 22, the World Bank Group approved,additional financing of $54.6 million for the Health System Support Project.”

via World Bank

Burundi ‘not yet ready’ for COVID-19 vaccines

“Burundi will wait for more research to establish the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines before administering them, the country’s health minister has said.”

via BBC

EAC states to get 39 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from AU

“East African Community members states are expected to receive some 39 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the African Union (AU), which has secured a deal to procure 270 million of the same for all member states.”

via The East African

Burundi ex-President Pierre Buyoya dies from COVID-19

“The former President of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, has died in Paris of COVID-19 at the age of 71, several close relatives told AFP on Friday.”

via The East African

Economic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 in Eastern Africa

“The pandemic and resulting crisis threaten to reverse some of the region’s development gains of the last decade and challenge progress to the SDGs.”


The value of partnerships in Africa post COVID-19

“Authentic, broad-based economic recovery relies on a thread of partnership through all business and banking engagements on the continent, pulling together financial institutions, corporations, governments and communities to co-create a sustainable future.”

via BFT Online

Burundi to reopen airport

“According to Burundian authorities, tests for departures will be free of charge but travellers will pay $4 for the certificate.”

via The East African

COVID-19 cited for contraction of East African economies

“Regional economies received a battering courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the numbers now just prove how damaging.”

via The East African

Regional business body calls for end to COVID-19 border testing

“The East African Business Council (EABC) on Thursday, October 15, called upon the East African Community Partner States to put an end to testing of COVID-19 at border points, in order to decongest traffic at the border crossings and increase intra-EAC trade.”

via The New Times