Economy
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Few traders took places in Ngagara rehabilitated market

09-21-2018 Opened on 10 September, the third of shops and stands already constructed are occupied in the newly rehabilitated market located in Ntahangwa municipality in the north of the capital Bujumbura. That market has about 930 places of stands and 320 shops. Anastase Sazi, commissioner of Ngagara market says traders (...)
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Business activities in Rumonge port slow down

09-19-2018 “Increased” taxes, Burundian currency depreciation… are some causes of a slow movement of Congolese traders at Rumonge port. As a result, trade has slowed down for more than two months. It is around 10:00 a.m. in Rumonge port, southern province of Burundi. On 10 September, a dozen boats that (...)
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Rainfall to be generally higher than normal, IGEBU forecasts

09-14-2018 “Seasonal rainfall in September, October, November and December 2018 will be above normal climatic conditions in a larger part of Burundi,” said Augustin Ngenzirabona, Hydrometeorology and Agglomeration Director at the Geographical Institute of Burundi (IGEBU) on September 13. According to weather forecasts, the western, north-western and central parts of (...)
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Senate adopts bill on zero grazing system

09-13-2018 The minister of agriculture and livestock has told senators that the objective of the bill is to increase agricultural and animal production. Déo-Guide Rurema, Minister of agriculture and livestock, says permanent stalling allows the cattle to quickly gain weight and this steps up the production and quality of meat (...)
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OBR exhorts journalists to raise awareness of role of tax collection

09-07-2018 Burundi Revenue Authority has organized this 6 September, a workshop for journalists of local radio stations and newspapers to raise awareness of the importance of paying taxes. Léopold Kabura, Deputy Commissioner of Burundi Revenue Authority says any taxpayer will pay taxes if s/he understands a little a bit the (...)
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Bus fare increases by 5% in Burundi

08-10-2018 “The bus fare in Bujumbura city increases from BIF 380 to 400, while transport prices inside the country must not exceed a 5% increase for both people and goods,” reads in a communiqué jointly released on August 9th by the Ministries of Commerce, Transport, Energy and Mine as well (...)
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Burundi government increases gasoline and diesel prices

08-09-2018 Prices per liter of gasoline and diesel at the gas pump respectively increase from BIF 2, 250 to 2,400 and from BIF 2,250 to 2,350 since August 8. Oil price remains unchanged. Côme Manirakiza, the Minister of Energy says the fuel price increases is relative to the increase in (...)
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Burundi: Lumitel employees denounce unfair working conditions

08-08-2018 About 400 staff members of Vietel Burundi Cell Company known as “Lumitel” throughout the country have organized a demonstration peaceful march in the morning of 7 August to stand against harsh and unfair working conditions. All of them were wearing black shirts and T-shirts. “We would like to show (...)
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Burundi: Coffee harvest campaign to be run until August 5

07-27-2018 Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock says cherry coffee is still observed on coffee trees. He says the pulping and washing stations should continue to receive cherry coffee until August 5.”As it will not be of good quality, it will be bought at the price of (...)
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Taxi users deplore arbitrary measure

07-19-2018 All cars carrying passengers in rural public transport must have a black plastic sticker which serves to distinguish taxis operating inside the country from those operating in Bujumbura city. Since 16 July, the police have seized taxis that do not have this sticker and fined their drivers with BIF (...)
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