Economy
' Unroasted Burundian coffee

Burundian coffee exporters fear going bankrupt

11-07-2017 In a meeting that Burundian coffee exporters held on November 03, they said the fall in the price of coffee at the international market is one of the causes of problems they are currently faced with. Burundian coffee exporters say they fear going bankrupt. They say one of the (...)
' Prosper Ngendanganya: “The revised bank law protects more the consumers of banking services”

One year given to bank debtors to sell their mortgaged property

11-07-2017 The central bank has recently revised the law on banks and included some innovations. Some of them are the protection of consumers of financial services and improved access to credit. Based on daily activities and Burundi integration into the East African community, the Central Bank decided to review some (...)
' Lake Tanganyika Transport will be soon be operational

$ 600 million to improve central corridor infrastructures

11-01-2017 The East African Community (EAC) and Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA) in collaboration with the World Bank will meet on 2 and 3 November .The aim will be to look into how the project on Lake Tanganyika Transport Program should be supported. The World Bank has committed (...)
' The exchange rate of foreign currencies has decreased significantly

Foreign currency prices collapse on black market

10-31-2017 There has been a significant decrease in exchange rate of foreign currencies like the US dollar and Euro since Monday 30 October. People wonder if this is to last longer. In different foreign currency exchange offices operating in Bujumbura where Iwacu passed last Monday, a fall in prices of (...)
' Ramadhani Nkwirikiye: We will try so that whoever has a market registration card has a stand.

Traders demand to resume activities in newly rehabilitated markets.

10-16-2017 Six former markets were recently rehabilitated and a new one was constructed in Bujumbura. Traders have not yet returned to those markets though they were inaugurated two months ago. As it will rain soon, traders want to restart their activities in those markets. They display their goods under a (...)
' Fuel shortage persists in Bujumbura despite government’s reassurance

Fuel shortage persists in Bujumbura despite government’s reassurance

10-12-2017 Since late September, a fuel shortage is observed in Bujumbura city. The government has promised to find a solution since the beginning of October but to no avail. Very few gas stations seem to rotate in giving fuel causing long queues of vehicles waiting to be served. Among ten (...)
' Burundian journalists followed the video press conference organized by the World Bank

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa recovering at modest pace, say World Bank Experts

10-12-2017 The bi-annual analysis of the African economy conducted by the World Bank shows the economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is recovering at a modest pace and is projected to pick up to 2.4% in 2017 from 1.3% in 2016. According to the 16th edition of the Africa’s Pulse, there (...)
' Minister Martin Nivyabandi: “Burundi government is committed to supporting people with disabilities”

Disabled people claim accessibility to public buildings in Burundi

10-09-2017 Following the inaccessibility to health buildings and lack of information related to the health and reproduction domain, people living with disabilities say they face several challenges regarding the access to appropriate treatment. Adelaide Nyigina, chairwoman of the Union of People living with Disabilities in Burundi (U.P.H.B), says some buildings (...)
' Faustin Ndikumana: “There is a need to set up a follow-up framework to preserve the Arusha Agreement”

Activists demand National Assembly to urge government to submit budget bill

10-04-2017 In its opening session of this 2 October 2017, the National Assembly should start debating over the budget bill for 2018.The latter was not however submitted by the government. Activists appeal to the National Assembly to play its role. Burundian activists demand members of parliament to play their role (...)
' Vehicles queuing at Kigobe City Oil station

Fuel Shortage: Users complain and government reassures

10-04-2017 Since last week, gasoline shortage is observed in Bujumbura town. Public transport drivers complain. The Ministry of Energy and Mines reassures gasoline will be available any day. Once one approaches Kigobe City Oil station, all they can see are long queues of motorcycles, small vehicles of public transport, tricycles (...)