- published: 28 Mar 2015
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Burundi's economy is on a downward spiral as violence continues 12 months after President Pierre Nkuruziza announced that he would be seeking a third term in office. More than 400 people have been killed and another quarter of a million displaced.
I was attempting to conceal the fact that I was filming this. Most people in the market wouldn't have been entirely happy about being filmed, or at least that's what our Burundian colleague suggested.
Burundi hardly has any money or infrastructure. Their best hope may be foreign investment in nickel mining, but political crises hamper any help. Follow Elizabeth Hagedorn: http://www.twitter.com/elizhagedorn See more at http://www.newsy.com Transcript: In Burundi, the world's second-poorest country based on per capita GDP, the economy was beyond bleak even before all this. (Video via Voice of America) The country's latest round of violence, brought on by protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election bid, spell more trouble for Burundi's shaky economy. (Video via U.S. State Department) Cyclical poverty has haunted the country since the eruption of a 12-year civil war in 1993, which left Burundi with hardly any money and little infrastructure. Burundi's best hope for the fut...
5 mois après la sortie d’un rapport disqualifiant le Burundi pour abriter le 20ème sommet des chefs d’Etats du marché commun de l’Afrique orientale et australe, Comesa; une équipe technique est revenue au Burundi ce jeudi.
Trading stories is the film series that goes behind the headlines and shows what Aid for Trade is doing on the ground in eight of the poorest countries worldwide. The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) has been helping put trade back into people's hands, catalysing a new trade momentum and building future prosperity. Hear from communities themselves on how trade is changing lives, moving goods and services from mountains to markets, going from farm gates beyond borders. Plug in to the voices of government, private sector, agencies, donors and civil society as they share connections of a trade partnership forging fresh horizons. Concept and direction: Elena Immambocus and Justine Namara Production: José Carlos Alexandre Year: 2013
Despite the simmering political discontent in Burundi, the country with the smallest economy in East Africa has embraced the Common Market Protocol and is inviting Ugandan investors to take advantage of opportunities that abound in that country.
Fisheries play an important role in the economic and social life in Burundi. Yet, about 10 to 15% of the harvest was lost during the processing phase. Fish drying, which is the most common processing technique in the country, was done generally on bare ground. This has led to partial or total alteration of the products, and has considerably reduced both income and livelihoods all along the value chain. In response to these issues, FAO (the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations) and the Burundi Fisheries Directorate started a project of 282,000 US dollars to improve fish processing method and reduce losses. In 2004, Mvugo, a fishing village located in the South on the shore of lake Tanganyika, was chosen as the pilot site of the project where a demonstration platform for i...
Video credit: Jean Marie Manirambona (Burundi) Review: Jean Marie Manirambona and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) Burundi’s fish catch comes almost entirely from the share of Burundi in Lake Tanganyika whose waters are shared by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. The lake is the second largest lake in Africa, and also the second deepest lake in the world with a mean depth of 570 m, reaching around 1,500 meters in the south. Moreover, Lake Tanganyika is considered a wildlife treasure for its unique and indigenous aquatic species of fish, snails, crabs, shrimps, sponges, and many other organisms. The fisheries adjacent to human settlements are associated with high population densities, and are under heavy fishing pressure from a range of fishing gea...
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