The minister said seven other former American soldiers and at least two South Africans had been staying in residences belonging to Katumbi.
DR Congo's justice minister said on Wednesday he had ordered a probe into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by opposition politician Moise Katumbi, who later announced his candidacy for president.
Katumbi hit back at the mercenary allegations describing as a "grotesque lie" claims his camp were recruiting mercenaries specialised in "training and the use of weapons, as security guards or bodyguards".
"It's a disgrace, a grotesque lie... they are simply looking to harm me.... Never will I,
Effects of recession are plain to see in the capital Bujumbura, many hotels closed.
A year into a political crisis which has claimed about 500 lives, driven a quarter of a million into exile and prompted Western donors to suspend government aid, Burundi's economy is on the ropes.
The central African country had only just begun to recover from a 1993-2006 ethnic-based civil war when it became sucked back into violence after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced a year ago that he would seek a third term in office.
“The economy had been starting to stabilise, inflation was under control, and
Ms Nyokabi expressed confidence that the lobbying would work this time round.
MPs go to the crucial vote on the Bill to fulfill the gender principle in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon with women legislators confident that the lobbying of their male counterparts will prove to be successful.
To get the male MPs on their side, the women lawmakers split themselves into groups according to regions and held meetings with individual MPs, concentrating on those who voted Nay last Wednesday and those who refused to vote.
“We think our chances are good. A lot of the people who supported are still
Tanzania is among the three East African states that lead the Sub-Saharan Africa in mobile banking, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The Breton Wood institution said out of 28 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, for which information is available, the three countries have holders of mobile accounts exceeding 30 per cent of the adult population.
The fund named three leading countries with their percentage in brackets as Kenya (60), Uganda (37) and Tanzania (35). The report, Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa, issued yesterday, placed Rwanda on seventh position with slightly less than 20 per cent. Burundi was at the
The District Police Unit of Rusizi and media practitioners operating in the district have strengthened their community policing partnership through which both parties will continue to raise awareness against crime.
The commitment was reached on May 2 during which a friendly football match was played between the DPU of Rusizi and the community radio of Rusizi.
The community policing match ended 1-all draw.
Inspector of Police (IP) Emmanuel Musafiri, speaking shortly after the match, said that both police and the media share common interests of educating and informing the people.
“The partnership between police and the media fraternity is valued