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Projet: Talk show club de la presse "Urubuga rw'itangazamakuru"

Activité:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "


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Integrations of African regions can be a central path of development strategies. It is also an integral part of the African Union Organization to achieve an objective of promoting unity and solidarity between African States, to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development, to safeguard sovereignty and territorial integrity.

 Currently, some African regions still have conflicts of interest, between actors, one of which at least calling into question the regulatory procedures which underpin the preexisting social, ethnic and political order, is mobilized in the name of justice by developing a discourse of victimization and by advancing requests for reparations… etc.

 “Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru” (Club de la  Presse)  talk show broadcast in synergy by ten radios across the country and 1TV  Sunday 31st  May 2020, focused on “Regional organizations of African Union: opportunities and challenges "


1. Dr Ismaïl Buchanan

2. Ramba Marc

3. Etienne Gatanazi

Dr Ismail pointed out that Africa has made great strides in the past through the unity of the member states and regional organizations, especially in facilitating the flow of commerce between countries by establishing a single passport, facilitating trade, eliminating taxes on customs, establishing one currency in some countries, free movement of people etc.

The invitees noted that despite the ongoing tensions between countries, especially in some regional organizations, citing the example of EAC member states showing that their relationship is lame between Rwanda and Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania are on the verge of collapse, indicating that the African Union's aspirations could be difficult when neighboring countries do not get along well.

They said that one of the solutions to these problems and possible changes in electoral countries would be to bring in new heads of state who could go beyond conflicts for the sake of the citizen’s interests and revive development projects that have stalled between countries such as train project

Asked what they expect from the new President-elect of Burundi, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, they said that he could bring about a change in relations with the EAC, as he promised Burundians in his electoral campaigns.

Ramba Marc talked about EAC state members’ current relationship especially the bad relationship between the two neighboring countries Burundi and Rwanda. However there is hope   of improvement referring to the peaceful speech of the new president of Burundi Mr. NDAYISHIMIYE Evariste who affirmed that Burundi will very soon maintain peace and security throughout the territory and even renew the relations of neighboring countries by building a peaceful system. Likewise he stressed on the refugees who fled the country during the 2015 crisis that some have already returned to their hills and that others will be convinced to return to their native country.

Invitees point out that Africans are still trapped in ideas and perceptions where instead of thinking about learning and getting out of poverty they turn a blind eye to Europe and the United States and find that Africa is still wanted for many years to come.

Citizens who participated in the talk show via phone calls and SMS said that they wish states in bad relationship should settle issues and open borders.

They concluded that there is hope that certain regions will gradually renew as part of building Prosper Africa, the Africa of Africans.



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