Business & Economy


March 12, 2023 Evariste Niyonkuru

A Tale of Opportunity: In Cibitoke, Mushroom Farming Cooperative Prospered in Wake of Rift Valley Epidemic

As a result of the Rift Valley epidemic in mid-2022, a ban on animal slaughter was put in place, prompting the Imbo people – who are big fans of meat – to switch to edible mushrooms. This presented an immense opportunity to COPEJC, a cooperative of young people who specialise in mushroom farming. The Imbo […]

October 25, 2022 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

FTAAf; Why Burundi must speed-up the take-off?

  Adopted by the Burundian Parliament since May 2021, Burundi is still dragging its feet in setting up the parameters that would allow it an effective enjoyment of this market as defended by the CDE Great Lakes in its project of unlocking the potential of Burundian trade via the FTAAf. Why should the country of […]
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October 21, 2022 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

Evariste Ndayishimiye: ”Our vision is to make Burundi an emerging country by 2040.

The President of the Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has just given an exclusive interview to the newly created radio channel Kazoza FM which has as its mission the promotion of young people’s capacity to start their own business with its slogan: “Be Your Own Boss”. In this broadcast which lasted around two hours from […]
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October 17, 2022 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

Ephemeral jubilations in the streets of Bujumbura

While since the morning of 17/10, there were scenes of jubilation from motorcyclists and taxi-bikers, who were jubilant because of a false report that the measure banning them from certain areas of the city of Bujumbura had been lifted, the Minister of Security came to anounce that the ban on access to certain areas of […]
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October 17, 2022 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

Brarudi products: upward price revision not welcomed

Brarudi has decided to increase the prices of its drinks. These prices are applicable throughout the country from Monday 17 October 2022. For Brarudi, this price increase is explained by the high cost of raw materials and energy used in production. As soon as these prices were made public, voices were raised to denounce an […]
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October 12, 2022 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

The World Bank Group has approved US$120 million to finance Burundi Transport Resilience Project

   “This project aims to provide efficient, safe and climate-resilient road connectivity along the main corridor linking Burundi to Tanzania. It will also strengthen the sector’s institutional capacity to plan, develop and maintain climate-resilient road assets in a sustainable manner,” do we read in an article posted on the World Bank website. This transport resilience […]
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October 11, 2022 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

African women leaders meet in a forum in Bujumbura

This Monday, October 10, 2022 took place at Zion Beach Hotel in Bujumbura, the launch of the 3rd edition of the National High Level Forum of Women Leaders FFL 2022 which will last 3 days. Several high dignitaries of the country and others from abroad such as the first lady of Nigeria Aisha Buhari, the […]
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October 6, 2022 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

Renovation and construction works at the port and airport of Bujumbura: teams urged to accelerate the pace

. The Minister of Commerce Marie Chantal Nijimbere visited these two places on 5 October 2022 . The 2 sites visited are the renovation of the port of Bujumbura and the construction of a refrigerated terminal at the Melchior Ndadaye Airport . She noted delays in progress and called on the teams to speed up […]
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October 3, 2022 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

Gold mining resumes in Burundi

  The mining cooperatives are once again authorized to exploit gold sites. From now on, with the new texts, each mining cooperative will have to retrocede to the State, 30% of the production obtained before any commercial transaction. The government had suspended the existing agreements in July 2021, deeming them “unbalanced”, in order to establish […]
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October 3, 2022 Avatar photoGuillaume Muhoza

Largest ship on Lake Tanganyika ready to dock at the Port of Bujumbura

  The MV AMANI boat, recognized as the property of Zoé Kabila, Joseph Kabila’s brother, with a capacity of 4000 to 5000 tons of freight, able to transport 4000 to 5000 passengers and having 16 VIP rooms, will soon be relocated from Kalemie to the port of Bujumbura   Its docking is planned in 3 […]
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