Category: Business

Iris NewsJuly 19, 2023
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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 […]

Iris NewsJune 23, 2023
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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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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 […]

Avatar photoPrince MusoreJune 12, 2023
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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 […]

Avatar photoBienfait CakweriJune 8, 2023
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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 […]

Avatar photoPrince MusoreApril 10, 2023
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As you delve into this article, one industry is ascending to new heights – the gaming market. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, this industry has seen an unprecedented surge. Despite this global trend, the gaming industry in Burundi has faced significant hurdles and remains hidden in the shadows. Nevertheless, the gaming market worldwide is skyrocketing […]

Evariste NiyonkuruApril 8, 2023
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The biodiversity of Tanganyika Lake, one of the world’s natural wonders and the deepest freshwater lake in Africa, is in danger due to human activities in the region. In response, authorities from the four countries sharing the lake’s waters – Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia – have collectively decided to suspend fishing […]


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