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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 […]

Introducing the Iris News Whatsapp channel: Your Gateway to Real-Time News Updates from Burundi

Experience the ultimate convenience of staying informed with the Iris News Whatsapp channel. Get ready to dive into a world of timely news updates, tailored specifically to cater to your interests in Burundi. Why choose Iris News Whatsapp channel? Privacy at its Best: Unlike traditional WhatsApp groups, your number and name remain discreetly hidden, ensuring […]


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The AfCFTA Investment Protocol: What Does it Mean for Burundi?

African governments coming together to put short-term greed aside by agreeing to eliminate tariffs via the AfCFTA is a commendable step, but the lack of trade infrastructure poses a significant non-tariff barrier. For the CDE Great Lakes, the solution to this barrier lies in the AfCFTA investment protocol. Analysis. The African Development Bank reports that […]

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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UMUCO Academy Nurtures Young Basketball Talent for a Promising Future of the Game in Burundi

In basketball, as in any other field, talent flourishes when it is cultivated from an early age. Recognizing this, the “UMUCO Academy” has taken on the noble mission of teaching and mentoring young basketball enthusiasts from six years old. The academy currently boasts an impressive enrollment of 240 aspiring players, comprising 120 girls and 120 […]

Sports Age Fraud: A Serious Issue That Needs Immediate Attention

The news emerged yesterday: the basketball teams of both boys and girls sent by the Burundi Basketball Federation – FEBABU – to represent Burundi in the FIBA Africa U16 Qualifiers  in Rwanda, have been disqualified for presenting false information about their age. This was discovered, through IRM tests conducted by specialists from FIBA Africa. What […]

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