Burundi government committed to revitalizing coffee sector

10-16-2019 Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock has said experts from the government and the World Bank have conducted an audit and discovered that stakeholders in the coffee sector didn’t work in transparency. “There were serious problems related to the good management and repatriation of foreign currencies (...)

World Bank to only support trade facilitation in Great Lakes Region

09-10-2019 Out of seven projects submitted by the Burundian government to the World Bank, only one project related to trade facilitation in the Great Lakes Region will be supported. . According to the World Bank Burundi, the cancelation of other projects doesn’t concern the Burundian government only. “About 25 projects (...)

Burundi government bans import of plastic bags from August 22nd

08-14-2019 Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock has said all imports of plastic bags, non-biodegradable bags and raw materials used to manufacture them are prohibited from August 22nd and all authorizations already granted for this purpose will be canceled. “A person who will be caught after the (...)

Catastrophe likely to occur in Kuwinterekwa in north of Bujumbura

07-19-2019 Earth fissures continue to destroy houses at Kuwinterekwa locality in Gihosha zone of Ntahangwa commune in the northern part of Bujumbura city. Residents demand urgent help. In the locality commonly known as Kuwinterekwa, people live in a desperate situation. Some houses have already been destroyed and others are likely (...)

Two consecutive months dedicated to protection of Lake Tanganyika, Environment Minister says

07-05-2019 The inhabitants of Bujumbura city have conducted this 4 July activities consisting of removing water hyacinth from Lake Tanganyika. The removal of this invasive plant which harms aquatic biodiversity and pushes the lake limit comes within the framework of implementing of the ‘Environmental Thursday’ the day officially dedicated to (...)

Burundian Ministry of Agriculture satisfied with harvest for previous agricultural season

06-19-2019 In a press briefing held on June 18th, the Ministry of Agriculture says the production increased over the last agricultural season. Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock says the agricultural production has increased over the last three months. He explains that the availability of fertilizers, rational exploitation (...)

High interest rate charged by banks hampers Burundi economic development, expert says

04-25-2019 “The interest rate applied by Burundian commercial banks is considered high and this may lead to the risk of default on the loan,” said Dr. Janvier Désiré Nkurunziza, an economic expert in a debate conference organized on April 24 by the Association of Banks and Financial Institutions [ABEF]. He (...)

A police commissioner out of control

04-22-2019 Shocking sounds have been circulating on social media and are attributed to Muyinga province police commissioner. This officer says he is ready to decimate any family where “a clandestine night meeting” will be held. Questioned by Iwacu, Jérôme Ntibibogora doesn’t budge an inch. Iwacu proposes a verbatim transcript of (...)

Gazelle returned to original habitat

04-18-2019 The Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock returned on April 17 in the Rusizi Natural Park, a gazelle found on April 16 in Isare commune of Bujumbura province. “The gazelle was wandering in the neighborhoods of Isare. We thank the woman who, instead of slaughtering or selling it, (...)

10% of water sources dried up in Burundi

04-11-2019 Gaspard Ntakimazi, expert in hydrobiology says it is normal that water fountains get dry while others continue to dry up following climate changes. “We were not accustomed to water sources that dry up in the country but this used to happen in other countries throughout the world,” he says (...)