RegionWeek 002: Burundi and East Africa weekly briefing

REGIONWEEK No.002

COVER STORY

1) African Youth lost top leader and activist Karim Saafi in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines

Karim Saafi, an African activist, was leaving on Sunday morning from Addis Ababa to Nairobi where meetings of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union were to be held. Karim Saafi, 38, a dynamic young French-Tunisian, civil society activist in Europe and Africa, and traveling with a French passport, was one of the 157 victims deplored in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

African Youth lost top leader and activist Karim Saafi in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines

 

POLITICS

2) Kagame tells his officials to ‘be ready and prepared’ for the standoff with Uganda.

Following the Uganda-Rwanda border row, the President Paul Kagame of Rwanda spoke out for the first time about the cause of the recent frosty relationship between Kigali and Kampala that led to the closure of Katuna border on February 28.

Kagame tells his officials to ‘be ready and prepared’ for the standoff with Uganda.

THE REGION AT GLANCE

3) Uganda joins Burundi in threatening to quit AMISOM over troops drawdown.

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has threatened to withdraw his country’s forces from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia if the United Nations insists on reducing the number of troops on the mission. Ugandan is the first contributing country in AMISOM with 6400 troops fighting against AL Shabab militants in Somalia.

Uganda joins Burundi in threatening to quit AMISOM over troops drawdown.

 

4) Reconciliation between SAHWANYA FRODEBU and FRODEBU Nyakuri, a polemical issue.

The President of FRODEBU Nyakuri, Keffa Nibizi, in an exclusive interview with RegionWeek, slammed the leaders of SAHWANYA FRODEBU of ‘sabotaging his party value’. RegionWeek wanted to ask him about this issue which keeps them miles apart whereas they are seen as ‘twin brothers’.

Burundi: Reconciliation between SAHWANYA FRODEBU and FRODEBU Nyakuri, a polemical issue.

5)Uhuru Kenyatta on a working visit in Rwanda. Kagame turning to Tanzania and Kenya for support?

Some observers and onlookers are heralding that Paul Kagame may be turning to Tanzania’ Magufuli and Kenya’s Uhuru for support while the frosty ties between Kigali, Gitega, and Kampala are wreaking havoc on these three EAC member states’ relationships.

Uhuru Kenyatta on a working visit in Rwanda. Kagame turning to Tanzania and Kenya for support?

BURUNDI

6) Despite the prevalent information that the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Burundi Head of State, Pierre Nkurunziza, has assured Burundians that they are not the ‘poorest people on earth’ as the world think.

Burundi Head of State says that Burundians are not the ‘poorest people on earth’.

SPORT

7)The former secretary general of the national federation and high-ranking football official, Hussein Swaleh Mtetu is among the 32 Kenyans who perished on Sunday 10 March CAF announced. 

Hussein Swaleh Mtetu, a CAF commissioner among the victims of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crash

8)Mashami Vincent, the head coach of Amavubi has named a 27-man provisional squad to play the Elephant of Cote d’Ivoire in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers (AFCON).

2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Rwanda Amavubi’s coach names squad for Ivory Coast tie

OPPORTUNITIES

9)The LIGHT AWARD is a Burundian initiative program to equip youth in creating and or scaling sustainable solutions by putting them in entrepreneurship pathways. We hold an annual entrepreneurship ideas and projects’ competition like LIGHT AWARD 2019 and year-long series of skills-based workshops.

Light Award, the richest competition everyone must know and get involved in.

10) The University of Edinburgh will offer a number of Masters Scholarships for distance learning Masters Programs offered by the University. Among the eligible countries, a large number of African countries.

Global Online Learning Masters scholarships 2019 at the University of Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

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