Burundi to host regional military games in August
Burundi will in August host the 2017 East African Community (EAC) military games and culture events, a senior Burundian army official said Monday at the launch of the first meeting to prepare those games.
"This preliminary meeting has brought together delegates from the EAC armies. We are preparing EAC military games and culture events that take every year in one of the EAC member states," Brigadier General Marius Ngendabanka, a senior Burundian army official said.
According to him, the EAC military games and culture events are taking place in Burundi for the second time.
Burundi hosted the games for the first time in 2011 after its admission to the bloc in July 2007, with Rwanda, joining Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
"The games and culture events are aimed to create more cohesion within the EAC armies and to cooperate," Gen Ngendabanka said.
Several sports competitions take place during the EAC military games and culture events. They notably include football, handball and netball.