In Burundi not all celebrated Labor Day

The first of May every year is celebrated to pay tribute to workers, and Burundi Labor Day celebration will be done on Monday May 2nd according to the government’s communique. With the celebrations expected to be marked with marching and showcasing different products produced in the country by companies and individuals, this year’s celebration...

Burundi fuel hikes, transport gets cumbersome

After almost a month of fuel crisis in Burundi, the government announced on Thursday the new fuel tariff in the country making it the second time in less than a year for fuel price to increase. Gitega said that there was disruption in the importation and distribution of fuel in the country due to...

Extra funding for African economy to sustain development

During Academy Public-Private Partnership Forum (APPPF) session held in Tanzania (Arusha) early this month, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and technology (NM-AIST) and The East African Business Council (EABC) asked for additional funding to help investors drive Africa’s sustainable economic development. The APPPF that was held at Gran Melia Hotel, Arusha regional...

U Talk adds Kirundi language on its Application

Euro Talk (U Talk) language learning company added Kirundi language on its long list of languages in efforts to open doors to non-Kirundi speakers to learn the language. “We are really pleased to have added Kirundi to the App which will help open up this important language to an international audience,” said Richard Howeson...

Fuel shortage disrupts business in Burundi, transport gets hectic

Burundi has been hit by one of the longest fuel shortage period as citizens in Bujumbura find it more difficult to move from one place to another due to the lack of public transport with long queues being witnessed at fuel stations. Bujumbura as the economic capital daily activities kicks off in the early...

An A380 superjumbo just completed a flight powered by cooking oil

It's huge, it's wide, and it's potentially a lot more sustainable. The Airbus A380, a behemoth of the skies, has completed a trial flight powered on cooking oil. The test airplane completed a three-hour flight from Blagnac Airport in Toulouse -- Airbus' French headquarters -- on 25 March. It was powered by Sustainable Aviation...

Burundi-Uganda talk to boost bilateral trade

Burundi and Uganda held a 3rd session of the Joint permanent commission in Bujumbura to review and take stock of implications of the decisions made during the second session, and recommend new areas of operations and improving the bilateral relations and livelihood of their people. At Kiriri Garden hotel in Bujumbura last week, Burundi and...

Street vendors given 4 days to leave the streets

The mayor of Bujumbura Jimmy Hatungimana has given street vendors an ultimatum to leave the streets during his routine visits in Bujumbura on Thursday this week. While in Rohero in one of the busiest streets, Bujumbura mayor gave four days for all the street vendors to leave the streets and relocate to markets or...

Sanction lift against Burundi a boost for EAC-EU trade agreement

The East African Legislative Assembly Committee on Communications, Trade and Investment is meeting in Bujumbura to review the East African Community Customs Management Act 2004, to facilitate and ease the cost of doing trade/business in the community. During the meeting the Director General of customs and trade at the East African Community Bagamuhunda Kenneth...

China sets lowest economic growth target in decades at annual meeting

China has set its lowest annual GDP target in decades, as premier Li Keqiang warned of a “grave and uncertain” outlook against the backdrop of the coronavirus, a slowing economy and the war in Ukraine. Li announced on Saturday the unusually modest target of about 5.5% growth for 2022 – the lowest since 1991...
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