Economy
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Economic experts doubt authenticity of figures of jobs and companies announced by API

07-19-2018 Jean Prosper Niyoboke, an economic expert says there is a need to analyze the authenticity of the number of companies and jobs created as announced by Burundi investment agency-API. “We wonder if jobs and companies registered in API are potential or effective”, says that economic expert while reacting to (...)
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Burundi: CSOs concerned over new economic development program

07-04-2018 Gabriel Rufyiri, chairman of OLUCOME, the corruption watchdog says he doesn’t believe in the success of the economic development program announced by Burundi President. “It’s a program for the government not for the population”, he says. President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced in his address to the nation on the (...)
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Burundi: Growing population and unclear policies hamper development of agriculture sector

06-28-2018 In a round table meeting about rural development in Burundi organized by the EU and different experts in the agriculture sector, the European Union representatives say the organization has been involved in the agricultural sector but found it difficult to develop it because of the growing population and unclear (...)
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World Bank to support government project to boost Burundian economy

06-22-2018 USD 50 million is the amount that the World Bank has given to Burundi government to support the “Local Development Project for Employment-PDLE”. This money will be used in different sectors of the country’s life to boost its economy. Nestor Koffi, Country Manager for the World Bank Group in (...)
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Burundi: Another appointment to open rehabilitated markets

06-19-2018 Ramadhan Nkurikiye, Chairman of the Commission in charge of rehabilitated markets in the capital Bujumbura says the delay of materials, the payment of guarantee fee by traders and the large number of stands are among the major causes of the delay of the opening of the six rehabilitated markets. (...)
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Burundi: Import of small ruminants forbidden until further notice

06-14-2018 After a sheep and goat plague that had struck small ruminants throughout the country in December 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock has removed all measures that were taken to reduce the free movement, trade and slaughtering of those domestic animals, this 13 June. “After 21 days (...)
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Fall armyworm invasion in Burundi to be contained

06-08-2018 The invasion of the fall armyworm also known as spodoptera frugiperda was first reported in Burundi in February 2016 in Cibitoke province. This species attacks cereals such as maize, sorghum and beans that are widely consumed in Burundi. The ministry of agriculture intends to hold a sensitization campaign on (...)
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Over three million small ruminants vaccinated throughout Burundi

06-06-2018 Following a sheep and goat plague that had struck Burundi for the first time in December 2017, the ministry of Agriculture and Livestock launched a vaccination campaign on April 9th which ended on May 29th. Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, says to be satisfied with the (...)
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Burundi: US Currency has increased

05-23-2018 On 22 May, the US currency is bought at BIF 2530 and sold at BIF 2550. The situation is similar in five exchange offices in the capital Bujumbura where Iwacu visited. Forex traders say setting the price of the US currency depends on supply and demand. Two weeks ago, (...)
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Public transport reorganization in Bujumbura raises complaints

05-09-2018 Since the past two weeks, there has been a new organization of public transport in the city of Bujumbura. Some bus stops have been removed others created. Some passengers complain. Séraphine Nitunga, a woman in her forties met on ‘28 Novembre’ road, near Roi Khaled Hospital in the morning, (...)
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