Burundi

AFRICA HR Solutions in Burundi

The next stop is one of these countries blended with ethnic wars and a stunning sustainable land home to one of the largest birds’ territories. Welcome to Burundi, officially known as the Republic of Burundi. A lovely destination, a landlocked country the African Great Lakes region in Eastern Africa bordering Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. Either you’re an expat or visiting the country get prepared for a memorable experience surrounded by an oasis of natural beauty.

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WhY Should I Work In Burundi?

Burundi has an amazing climate, splendid beaches, warm local people, great culinary cultures and sites. A destination such as Burundi will provide you a deep sense of humanity where people are looking to live a peaceful life. Children dance and enjoy simple things in a modest environment. If an NGO experience tempts you, then volunteering in Burundi is genius. Hand yourself to help this country. If you’re heading to Burundi, here are the 15 best places to visit:

  1. Bujumbura
  2. Rusizi River National Park
  3. Ruvubu National Park
  4. Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve
  5. The Kibira National Park
  6. Kigwena Natural Forest
  7. Gitega
  8. Gishora
  9. Mount Heha
  10. Saga Beach
  11. The “Source du Nil”
  12. Chutes de la Kerera
  13. Vyanda Natural Reserve
  14. Bururi Nature Reserve
  15. Rumonge Natural Reserve

Interesting fact about Burundi:

Cows play a significant role in the national culture. A typical Kirundi greeting, “Amashyo,” translates as “May you have herds of cattle.” Cattle are a symbol of health, happiness and prosperity.

Here at Africa HR, we offer a Professional Employment Outsourcing (PEO) facility. We provide businesses with wide range of human-resources services which includes:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Payroll Administration and processing
  • Safety Programs
  • Recruiting and Outplacement support
  • Government Compliance

 

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If the expat life is meant for you, a lucky and wild experience awaits you which Africa HR Solutions cherish.

Major Imports:

  • Refined petroleum
  • Packaged medicaments
  • Cars
  • Telephones
  • Wheat.

Major Exports:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Gold
  • Beers. 

Main trading partners:

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rwanda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Pakistan
  • Kenya.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

  • $8.4 billion
  • 4.7% growth
  • 4.5% 5-year annual growth
  • $911 per capita

Unemployment Rate: 6.9%

Global Ranking in Economy Progress 2016: 133rd

Capital

Bujumbura is the official and largest city of the country. It is the main port of the country where trading is being processed. Being a colonial area not really developed, one will enjoy a peace of mind and relaxed lifestyle. Thanks to the French influence, it is the only city in the country where restaurants and bars are available. Despite the town’s size, it is recognized for being the best place to go out dining in East Africa.

Currency

Burundian franc

Languages

Burundi has two official languages, French and Kirundi. The French language is used for all administrative, commercial and political purposes and the Kirundi is the most spoken languages by locals. However, with the diversity of cultures, other typical African languages are also spoken.

Economy

Burundi is positioned as the 182nd largest economy in the world and one of the poorest nations struggling to develop. The country economy depends mainly on the agricultural sector. Around 90% of the population mainly relies on this sector where mostly depends on subsistence farming. However, Burundi has some natural wealth, petroleum, nickel and cotton for example. 

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