January 14, 2024 Avatar photoBienfait Cakweri

From Burundi to Canada: The Passionate Journey of Dr. Alexis Nizigiyimana, Bringing Health Services Home

Dr. Alexis Nizigiyimana, a native from Mugamba, a commune in Bururi province in Burundi, and now living in Canada, is a young entrepreneur who has achieved his dream of bringing quality health services back to his native region through the Ubuntu Village of Life. His commitment and determination to improve the living conditions of his […]
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November 20, 2023 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

The Scent of Elections Fills the Air in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The campaign season has officially begun. Starting on Sunday, November 19, it will continue until December 19, with the elections scheduled for December 20, 2023. President Tshisekedi, who has been in power for the past five years, wasted no time in setting the tone for the campaign. He was the first candidate to organize a […]
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November 15, 2023 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

BURUNDI : Special Conference Brings Together Regional Stakeholders to Discuss Ways to Enhance Women’s Participation in the Elections

  A two-day conference was recently organized in Bujumbura by the Association of Repatriated Women of Burundi (AFRABU) in collaboration with the Women’s International Peace Centre (WIPC) and CORDAID. The conference aimed to discuss ways to enhance women’s participation in the elections. The event brought together various stakeholders including parliamentarians, representatives from the Organization of […]
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October 23, 2023 Avatar photoBienfait Cakweri

Unlocking Service Delivery Transformation in Burundi through Digitalization

On October 20th, a conference by the Free Tech Institute was held at the Martha Hotel in Bujumbura, to shed light on the importance and perspectives of digitalization in business and how investing ‘seriously’ in digitalization can catapult Burundi’s development In his opening remarks, Belyï Nobel Kubwayo, the Executive Director of Free Tech, host of […]
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October 7, 2023 Iris News

The Ben vs. Coach Gael: A Tale of Betrayal and Sabotage around a Stolen iPhone 14

In a hollywoodesque turn of events, Rwandan singer The Ben’s iPhone 14 stolen during a concert in Bujumbura-Burundi, tracked finally in Kigali. As the investigations are still underway, everything seem to point towards Coach Gael, the manager of fellow Rwanda musician Bruce Melodie. A saga that involves Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz. The situation surrounding The […]
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Business


July 19, 2023 Iris News

Summer travel turns sour as Ethiopian Airlines luggage troubles mount in Burundi

The summer rush intensifies and Ethiopian Airlines is already under fire as complaints of missing luggage pile up at the Melchior Ndadaye International Airport of Bujumbura. An unprecedented number of passengers, particularly those from the diaspora returning home for the summer, have reported their baggage missing or delayed upon arriving in #Burundi. The influx of […]
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June 23, 2023 Iris News

EALA MPs Back President Ruto’s Proposal to Embrace Local Currencies in Trade

President Ruto’s call for East African countries to use local currencies instead of the dollar has gained support in the East African Parliament (EAC). The use of dollars in trade exchanges across East Africa has been a long-standing issue, and according to EALA MPs, has negatively affected the region’s economies by undermining the fluidity of […]
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Burundian Artists and Creatives Discuss their Struggles to Break through on the Global Scene

On June 15, 2023, panelists at the French Institute of Burundi discussed ways to overcome the challenges that Burundian artists and creatives face when trying to gain recognition on the global stage. One thing is for sure: the challenges are much greater than you may think. Yish Karamu, a visual artist, is well-acquainted with the […]
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June 12, 2023 Avatar photoPrince Musore

Burundi’s Currency Exchange Industry Faces Scrutiny amid Compliance Concerns

The Prime Minister of Burundi, Lt-Gen Pol. Ndirakobuca_Gervais, held a meeting with stakeholders in the currency exchange sector on June 12, 2023. The meeting was held in response to concerns about the sector’s compliance with rules and regulations set by the Burundi’s Central Bank. During the meeting, several decisions were made to address the issues […]
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June 12, 2023 Iris News

Purchasing Problems: Old Banknotes No Longer Accepted, New Ones Hard to Get

Since the Central Bank’s decision to cease the use of old banknotes of 5,000 and 10,000 BIF, people are facing difficulties purchasing goods and services as the old banknotes are not being accepted on the market, and the new ones are not readily available. The withdrawal of the old banknotes dated July 04, 2018, has […]
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June 8, 2023 Avatar photoBienfait Cakweri

CREOP-Jeunes Launches a New Entrepreneurial Incubation Center in Bujumbura

On June 7th, 2023, a new entrepreneurial incubation center in Bujumbura was launched at the CEPRODILIC Hotel by CREOP-Jeunes. The center is aimed at creating a supportive and nurturing environment for young and women entrepreneurs. The event was organized by CREOP-Jeunes in collaboration with Université Lumière de Bujumbura under the theme “Contributing to the education […]
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September 19, 2023 Avatar photoHernin Guerin Ingabire

Team Kamikaze’s Revolution II: A Fusion of Art and Entertainment Takes Bujumbura by Storm

In an exhilarating showcase of talent and creativity, Slamors Tanguy Star and Brillant Stéphane Sabushimike, also known as BSS, captivated audiences at Izuba on Saturday evening, September 16, 2023. The duo, best known as “Team Kamikaze,” brought together elements of dance, singing, humor, and comedy, creating a truly extraordinary performance that left the audience buzzing […]
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June 21, 2023 Avatar photoPrince Musore

A Conversation with Burundian Author Marina Syvine: Her Passions, Inspirations, and Aspirations.

Marina Syvine, 24, is a Burundian writer who has a lot to offer. In this exclusive interview, she invites us to explore her world of literature, activism, and fashion. We get an insight of how she fell in love with words to finally be able to write her first book “Mpore Ku Mutima” (Peace Upon […]
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Burundian Artists and Creatives Discuss their Struggles to Break through on the Global Scene

On June 15, 2023, panelists at the French Institute of Burundi discussed ways to overcome the challenges that Burundian artists and creatives face when trying to gain recognition on the global stage. One thing is for sure: the challenges are much greater than you may think. Yish Karamu, a visual artist, is well-acquainted with the […]
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May 9, 2023 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

Art community in Burundi celebrates return of Buja Sans Tabou festival

  Buja Sans Tabou festival returns with fifth edition on “Memories” theme. However, the event that once unleashed huge crowds of art lovers and other curious people is now taking place without all the old pomp. This event is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, in the art community of Burundi.  The edition, […]
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April 25, 2023 Iris News

Burundi: what are the parameters of moral acceptability in art?

The Burundian Press Regulatory Board, the CNC, banned on Monday April 24, 2023, 33 songs from being played on Burundian radios and TVs. I was present at the conference where the 33 songs were sentenced to death. I must admit that I found the situation somewhat comical. I couldn’t help but laugh when I heard […]
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April 18, 2023 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

Laugh your Way Through Burundi’s First-Ever Canal Comedy Buja Festival

The Festival, organized for the first time in Burundi, receives financial and logistical support from Canal Plus, the European and French embassies in Burundi, and Swiss Cooperation. The event spans two weeks of training for young aspiring humorists, culminating in three shows on three consecutive day. The first of them was held on Monday April […]
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Science and Technology


Unlocking Service Delivery Transformation in Burundi through Digitalization

On October 20th, a conference by the Free Tech Institute was held at the Martha Hotel in Bujumbura, to shed light on the importance and perspectives of digitalization in business and how investing ‘seriously’ in digitalization can catapult Burundi’s development In his opening remarks, Belyï Nobel Kubwayo, the Executive Director of Free Tech, host of […]

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