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Burundi, DRC set to rollout out simplified trade regime
23-09-2021 | 13:06:00
Small cross border trade between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to flourish after the two countries begun the process towards implementation of the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR).
[Burundi] Une usine de briquettes renforce la résilience et la cohabitation dans un camp de réfugiés
15-09-2021 | 09:47:00
Sous l’impulsion du gouvernement du Burundi, le Haut-commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) promeut l’utilisation de briquettes comme source d’énergie alternative et durable pour la cuisson.
[Free Webinar] Jumpstart your productivity AND profitability with Incentro and VOGSY
23-06-2021 | 16:16:00
This webinar will consist primarily of a live demo of how VOGSY offers Quote-to-Cash services as a Google Workspace Add-on.
Peter Mathuki takes over as East African Community Secretary General
28-04-2021 | 08:32:49
Dr. Mathuki highlighted some of his priorities for the next five years including: pushing for the implementation of liberalization of trade-in services; open skies; harmonization of domestic taxes and standards.
World Bank approves additional financing of $54.6m to strengthen Burundi's health system
27-04-2021 | 09:21:00
The World Bank approved an additional financing of $54.6 million for the Health System Support Project (KIRA), in Burundi.
[Burundi] TDB group unlocks funding for women-led small and medium enterprises via its SME program
23-04-2021 | 09:11:11
As part of its SME program, the Trade and Development Fund (TDF) of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) Group, has issued a 3-year BIF 500 million partial risk guarantee facility in favor of the Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment S.A. (WISE) in Burundi.
EU allocates €54.5m to Africa's Great Lakes region
14-04-2021 | 12:53:00
The EU announced a new funding of €54.5 million in humanitarian aid devoted to the most vulnerable people affected by human-made or natural disasters, epidemics, and displacement in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
[Burundi] Not yet ready for Covid vaccines
24-03-2021 | 08:54:00
Burundi will wait for more research to establish the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines before it can administer them, the country’s health minister has said.
[Burundi] Kerry partners with World Food Program to improve food security and nutrition
15-03-2021 | 09:53:15
Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has announced details of a new project with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which aims to enhance the production and availability of safe, sustainable milk for children and communities in the Gitega province of Burundi.
OPEC Fund strengthens food security in Burundi with $20m loan
10-03-2021 | 08:10:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) signed a $20 million public sector loan agreement with Burundi to co-finance a project that will improve food security, expand access to marketplaces and social services.
[Burundi] OFID helps strengthen food security with US$20 million loan
08-03-2021 | 10:28:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed a US$20 million public sector loan agreement with Burundi to co-finance a project that will improve food security and strengthen the resilience of agricultural production systems.
The African Development Bank to introduce first women beneficiaries of AFAWA Guarantee
08-03-2021 | 08:07:00
The AFAWA Guarantee for Growth program targets financial institutions to increase their appetite to lend to women who are known to be better payers
Chinese agricultural experts help Burundi improve agricultural production
08-03-2021 | 07:31:41
The Chinese experts mainly assisted Burundi in formulating agricultural industry policy planning, providing consultation and conducting experiments, demonstrations and technical training.
Burundi welcomes Morocco’s decision to open embassy in Bujumbura
22-02-2021 | 10:28:00
Morocco has decided to open an embassy in Burundi’s main economic center instead of opting for the country’s political capital.
Burundian products set to access wider regional markets following improvement of quality standards
10-02-2021 | 14:26:34
Burundi export products are set to access the larger regional market following improvement of their quality standards, made possible through the provision of laboratory equipment to the agency responsible for Standardization and Quality Control.
OPEC Fund approves $100m for operations in developing countries
24-09-2020 | 09:16:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) approved $100 million in new funding to support development operations in Burundi, Nicaragua and Ghana.
ITU, EIF join forces to reduce digital gender divide in Burundi, Ethiopia and Haiti
08-09-2020 | 11:29:00
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have launched a cooperative project to enhance the digital ecosystem and build digital skills for women in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Andersen Global grows East African footprint with entry into Burundi
04-09-2020 | 08:30:32
Andersen Global continues to expand its platform in East Africa through a Collaboration Agreement with Burundi-based CN & Associates.
FEMCOM project supports Burundi women to produce good quality textile
17-08-2020 | 16:56:00
Women working in the textile sector in Burundi will soon be able to produce high quality cloth after undergoing skills and entrepreneurial empowerment through an incubator project supported by the Federation of Women in Business for Eastern and Southern Africa.
IMF approves $7.6m debt relief for Burundi under Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust
21-07-2020 | 09:23:00
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a grant under the IMF’s Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to cover Burundi’s debt service falling due to the IMF from July 21, 2020 to October 13, 2020, equivalent of $7.63 million.
Burundi to strengthen national health system, preparedness in the face of COVID- 19
15-04-2020 | 08:24:00
The World Bank approved a $5 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in Burundi.
Burundi National Bureau of Standards gets €150,000 equipment to raise quality standards
20-03-2020 | 08:44:00
The Burundi National Bureau of Standards has received equipment worth €150,000 to support its operations and improve regional market access for Burundi products.
[Startup Interview] Mhlengi Ngcobo, CEO, CoffeMM, South Africa
04-03-2020 | 10:14:00
CoffeeMM, a South African startup in the coffee business has been working with smallholder farmers inSouth Africa, Mozambique, Burundi and Zimbabwe to process their raw coffee for the retail market.
World Bank helps Burundi improve access to services, opportunities for the poor in rural areas
03-03-2020 | 13:00:00
The World Bank approved two grants for a total of $160 million from the International Development Association to help improve essential services through solar power and local development in rural and remote areas of Burundi.
Gigawatt Global begins construction on Burundi’s grid-connected solar field
28-01-2020 | 10:19:00
Gigawatt Global’s 7.5MW solar plant in Burundi becomes the first grid-connected project supported by the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) to begin full construction.
United Kingdom contributes £3m to feed Burundian refugees in Rwanda
17-12-2019 | 06:57:00
The United Nations WFP welcomed a contribution of £3 million from the United Kingdom to help save the lives of over 60,000 Burundian refugees in Mahama camp in eastern Rwanda who had faced ration cuts this month.
JUA Technologies and BrazAgro to distribute solar-drying tray in East Africa
12-12-2019 | 07:46:00
JUA Technologies International, a Purdue University-affiliated startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices, is partnering with BrazAgro Ltd., a supplier of Brazilian farm machinery, to distribute its solar-drying tray.
ACIAR launches project to improve common bean varieties in six East African countries
11-12-2019 | 09:40:00
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has launched a new project in six countries in East Africa to improve common bean varieties and provide shorter cooking time
France partners with WFP to promote food security, nutrition and education in Giteca, Burundi
03-12-2019 | 08:08:00
France announced a €500,000 contribution to strengthen a local milk value chain in Gitega province of Burundi to assist 18,500 people, including schoolchildren, smallholder farmers, pregnant women, nursing mothers and adolescents.
Tourism sector vital in East African Community, EALA calls for embrace of single tourism visa, report
07-10-2019 | 14:32:00
A report of the Assembly on the Oversight activity on the Performance of the Tourism Sector in the region, wants the East African Community (EAC), to fastrack the conclusion of the EAC Protocol on Tourism and Wildlife Management.
European Commission announces €34 million humanitarian funding in African Great Lakes region
19-09-2019 | 09:37:43
The European Commission has announced €34.275 million in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable people in the Great Lakes region in Africa.
Japan funding helps prevent malnutrition in Burundi
13-08-2019 | 08:53:00
The Government of Japan has contributed US$1 million to help prevent chronic malnutrition and support vulnerable families with pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under two years in Burundi.
Food situation worsens for refugees in Malawi, urgent support required
08-08-2019 | 09:18:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Malawi is deeply concerned about the worsening food situation for approximately 40,000 refugees and asylum-seekers following a cut in the amount of food assistance they receive.
Voith gets contract to manufacture equipment for hydropower plant in Burundi
18-06-2019 | 13:08:00
The technology group, Voith, has won an order to design, manufacture and supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the small hydropower plant Kabu 16 in Burundi.
Kenya Airways increases flights to Bujumbura
09-05-2019 | 09:37:00
National Carrier, Kenya Airways is pleased to announce an additional daily direct service from Nairobi to Bujumbura, Burundi starting 8 May 2019.
East Africa’s economy races ahead of its African peers at 5.7 per cent, AfDB Outlook
05-04-2019 | 11:49:59
Economic growth in East Africa is soaring ahead of other regions on the continent at close to 7 percent while the overall outlook for the rest of Africa is cautious, but positive.
Project targets 235,000 Burundi households with nutrition security and income
14-02-2019 | 09:22:00
Nearly 235,000 vulnerable households will benefit from a $101 million project that aims to improve the living conditions and climate resilience of rural populations in five provinces of Burundi.
East African Community lauded for boosting regional economies
04-02-2019 | 08:04:00
East African Community leaders have lauded the regional body for the role it has played towards improving the economies of member countries.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How the EAC bloc can leverage its market
21-12-2018 | 14:04:00
This year, reports and news articles have been awash with stories of a dysfunctional EAC bloc stagnated and in near-crumbling state.
East African bloc commits to make regional trade cheaper, faster and simpler
14-12-2018 | 16:19:14
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda have agreed to make trade between them and with other countries cheaper, faster and simpler.
RLSF signs deal with five African countries to de-risk renewable energy projects
28-11-2018 | 12:48:10
Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries.
African Development Fund approves $322 million for road upgrading projects in Burundi and Tanzania
23-11-2018 | 07:13:46
The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group have approved S$322.35 million loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania.
East Africa the fastest growing region in Africa, ECA
21-11-2018 | 09:08:00
With an average growth rate of 6.7% between 2013 and 2017 - double the African average - East Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, accompanied by rapid social improvements
Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to capitalize on growing coffee markets
18-10-2018 | 07:11:00
Coffee producers in Ethiopia and Burundi should capitalize on growing interest in premium markets and environmental sustainability among the 500 million people globally who drink coffee every day to make the most of their inimitable beans.
Peter Mathuki appointed acting Executive Director of EABC
09-10-2018 | 15:30:30
East Africa Business Council, EABC, has appointed Hon. Peter Mathuki as the acting Executive Director following the resignation of Ms. Lilian Awinja.
EALA pushes for green initiatives among member states
09-10-2018 | 08:06:00
East Africa Legislative Assembly is adding its voice to the debate on greening the environment.
The Carlyle Group completes acquisition of Abacus in East Africa
17-09-2018 | 11:32:00
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in AK Life Sciences, Abacus, a pharmaceutical company in East Africa.
OFID funding supports development in three African countries
04-09-2018 | 09:32:36
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has signed public sector loan agreements totaling to US$37.5 million with Guinea Bissau, Burundi and Uganda to support socio-economic development and living standards in the African continent.
Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market
17-08-2018 | 10:19:26
Multinational German-based transportation company Hapag-Lloyd has continued to focus on the growing market in East Africa.
A new leadership and management program for managers in Uganda
26-06-2018 | 08:18:00
Amani Institute is launching the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact program (ALMI) in Uganda.
Kenya leads East Africa peers in access to electricity, World Bank
08-05-2018 | 15:20:00
Electricity access rate in Kenya is the highest in East Africa according to the latest report from the World Bank tracking global achievements in sustainable energy for all.
Eastern Africa has doubled its income per capita in a decade, ECA
04-05-2018 | 08:15:58
Eastern Africa continues to grow rapidly. As a result, the region’s average per capita income reached $740 in 2016, double the figure ten years earlier.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Deepening regional trade and East African integration with one stop border posts
01-03-2018 | 14:07:00
Traders passing through East African border points have traditionally grappled with harrowing experiences, from bureaucratic procedures to harassment by custom officials.
East African Court of Justice dismisses appeal over member states signing EPA dispute
22-02-2018 | 12:45:00
The Appellate Division dismissed an Appeal filed by Castro Pius from Tanzania, whose application was seeking for an injunction to stop the Partner States which had not signed the European Partnership Agreement not to sign the same.
[Column] Bob Koigi: East African Community. Whither integration agenda?
24-01-2018 | 11:49:27
If the East African community member states are not burning each other’s chicks, or auctioning cows, they are embroiled in trade disputes and mistrust in what has become characteristic of the integration journey.
[Burundi] Rainbow Rare Earths begins drilling programme at Gakara project
18-01-2018 | 12:35:00
Rainbow, the high grade rare earth producer has commenced a drilling programme at its Gakara Project in Burundi with the objective of supporting the mine plan for the currently productive areas of the license and exploring the significant geological anomalies identified in 2017.
Julius Kipng’etich appointed Jubilee Insurance regional CEO
11-01-2018 | 10:01:00
Jubilee Holdings Limited has appointed Dr. Julius Kipng’etich as its Regional Chief Executive Officer.
Payroll compliance high on the agenda for East African tax authorities
15-12-2017 | 07:51:00
The Pay As You Earn tax year-end is looming in most East African territories, and governments are clamping down on non-compliance among businesses and individual taxpayers as they strive to raise more funding for public spending.
StatesDuka debuts in East Africa with budget online shopping model
05-10-2017 | 16:08:44
Statesduka.com is the first budget online shopping and shipping website serving Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
Afreximbank pledges financial and advisory support for Burundi’s economic development
02-10-2017 | 10:23:00
The African Export-Import Bank will provide financial and advisory support to Burundi to facilitate the development of the energy, mining, tourism and agriculture sectors to contribute to the country’s economic recovery.
UBUCOM selects Bolloré Logistics Tanzania for transportation of of iron coils to Burundi
29-08-2017 | 14:33:30
UBUCOM decided to choose Bolloré Logistics Tanzania as its logistics partner for the transportation of 1,298 MT of iron coils to Burundi.
[Burundi] Rainbow Rare Earth set for first sale of minerals by end of 2017
04-08-2017 | 11:43:20
Rainbow, the rare-earth element mining company, has inaugurated Gakara Rare Earth Project in Burundi with the first production and sales of rare earth concentrate targeted in Q4 2017.
Gigawatt Global expands its green energy offerings in Africa with Burundi street lighting project
20-07-2017 | 07:56:22
Downtown Bujumbura just got a little brighter, thanks to an innovative partnership between Mayor Freddy MBONIMPA and Gigawatt Global, a founding member of United States Power Africa's Beyond the Grid program.
EAC partner states undertaking reforms in implementing the Common Market Protocol, Scorecard
27-04-2017 | 11:08:49
The East African Community Partner States have undertaken a number of reforms over the past four years to facilitate implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol, this is according to the East African Common Market Scorecard.
[Burundi] Trademark East Africa identifies interventions and location to enhance cross border trade
24-04-2017 | 13:27:04
TradeMark East Africa has proposed the need to adapt its engagement in Burundi by investing in projects that strengthen new export potential value chains, enhance cross border trade and increase the country’s participation in the regional market.
Cross border trade between EAC member states and DR Congo eased with new agreement
10-04-2017 | 07:34:23
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate projects that will improve cross border trade and enhance trade links between the country and East Africa Community member states.
Burundi Joins Afreximbank as participating state
22-03-2017 | 12:25:07
Burundi has acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), making it a participating state of the continental trade finance bank.
Nine African countries commit to protect Congo Basin with Blue Fund
10-03-2017 | 08:19:43
Ministers from nine African nations (Morocco, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and Rwanda) have today gathered in Oyo at the invitation of the President of the Republic of the Congo to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the creation of the Congo Basin Blue Fund.