Burundi’s team captain is singing great praises about Kenyan coach Adel Amrouche for serving as their inspiration while in training, which contributed greatly to their qualification in the Africa Nations Championships the following year. They are now scheduled to head for the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on Wednesday.
Captain Hassan Akizimana said that Amrouche did a very good job while he was in Burundi. He greatly challenged the team to dream big, endure their limitations and surpass them, and told them that their intensive training was the road to their success in the play-offs.
Akizimana said that Amrouche had also helped many Burundi and other African players to play in the professional league while he was in Burundi. Akizimana believes that Amrouche had raised the level of the sport while he was training other players.
The team captain is confident that his team will reach semi-finals in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup and their achievements will help them during their competition in South Africa the following year.
Burundi had defeated Zambia and Tanzania during the previous years. Their new opponents do not make them jittery of their potential win because the defeated Zambia 3-1 in Ethiopia and had a draw with Tanzania the previous year.
Cote d’lvoire, Rwanda and Burundi were among the 10 economies in Sub-Saharan Africa creating plenty of reforms aimed to make the regulation easier for local proprietors according to a World Bank Group report. The report was based from 2009 to the previous year.
Out of 47 economies in the Sub-Saharan area, 31 of them implemented a business regulatory reform in the previous year. Rwanda created many reforms in the region. Burundi focused on property registration.
According to the World Bank Group Global Indicators and Analysis Director Augusto Lopez-Claros, the numbers that show Sub-Saharan Africa’s endeavour for reforms are very encouraging. However, he said that more could still be done to improve the quality of business in the country.
Establishing business in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa had never been easier according to investors all around the world. New businesses and easier acquisition of properties, notably in the Burundi area, were becoming a great boon for business.
The World Bank Group’s report is based on a report by a joint endeavour between the Group and Doing Business, an organisation observing business activities and laws in Africa and the entire world. Their observations in regulations include start-up operations, trading across borders, paying taxes and insolvency.
According to forecasts, the rise of 2.2% in consumer spending activities is the result of consumers that banks rightfully refunded. With banks setting aside more than £11 billion in compensation for claims, with a better PPI claims process, the UK economy should have a very “happy” Christmas season.
Economists said that customers refunded their insurance repayments have increased the number of new car registrations in the country. Consumer spending had also mobilized local markets. Aside from the country’s growth and lending schemes, PPI refunds were better than quantitative easing, even tax returns and reductions.
They also said that the consumer confidence increase means greater spending and the Christmas season will probably see a great increase in activity for the entire UK business industries.
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The economists also pointed out that food would be the primary spending arena for many consumers as it is driven by inflation. The discounts from non-food sectors may offset the number of consumers in food markets.
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The Burundi Presidential palace will begin construction in 2014 funded by China. The Chinese Ambassador to Burundi Yu Xuzhong announced the plan’s push on Thursday. Aside from the Burundi President’s palace, the first and second vice president’s palaces would also be constructed in the same year.
The Burundi Presidential Palace will be constructed in the Gesenyi neighbourhood, which has a hill that shows the skyline of the Kamenge neighbourhood in Bujumbura.
Both China and Burundi officials agreed in 2010 to construct the palace. However because of difficulties from both sides, both countries moved from the original starting year of 2011 to 2014. The original location in Bujumbura remains the construction spot for the presidential palace.
Burundi’s government officials and diplomats joined the local Chinese community to celebrate the announcement. China had also pledged support for Burundi’s government and its plan to reduce poverty through the Burundi’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Phase II.
Currently, China and Burundi have an agreement of $22 million to construct the presidential palace and a hydropower dam installed on the Ruzibazi river.
Webmasters and Internet marketers know that once Google or other search engines detect spammy links or content in your website, your search rankings automatically turn to dust. Here are a few things to help you avoid spammy content from your websites.
1. Keyword Overstuffing
Repeating the keyword of your article multiple times beyond the keyword density of 3-5% could have Google penalize your webpage or website. It is the same as a television advertisement only repeating the name of the product or service twelve times, which is annoying. However, in the Internet, Google spiders find it annoying, and so will your visitors.
2. Writing only for Spiders
Three years ago, it was an effective way to write articles intended to “attract” the attention of search engine spiders. Spiders only crawl through text to help them index your websites. However, if you write an article that is grammatically-incorrect yet helps spiders index it quickly, you have spammy content and spiders might index it, but Google will penalize it.
3. Spammy Links
Aside from building your links slowly, it is important that you get links from viable sources, such as commentaries on forums and writers of blogs. If you get links from spammy websites or websites with viruses, your website ultimately pays the price.
Spammy-looking websites are often designed poorly as they are only intended to show a brief message regarding a product or service. Some of them even have pop-ups that can annoy users who want to exit the website tab. Poor designs could have search engines penalize the website, so work on your web development.
A new proposed traffic transition in Burundi and Rwanda will have the two remaining right-lane driving countries persuade their motorists to drive on the left side of the road. Other east African states have already begun driving on the left side of the road even if other natives complain about them committing an error.
Rwanda Bureau of Standards Deputy Director Mr. Patrice Ntiyamira confirmed that the National Standards Bodies from other East African Community Neighbour Member States would meet about the said proposition.
East Africa had long had conflicting road and traffic regulations in the East African Community states. Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda have driven on the left side of the road while Rwanda and Burundi continue to drive on the right. This creates problems and potential disasters when motorists from every state pass into areas with unfamiliar and different traffic regulations.
However, the consequence of the proposal will mean the shifting of driving wheels from one side to the other, which might potentially cost drivers and companies $500 to shift the systems per vehicle. This might cause a brief slowdown to the economy. However, authorities are quite positive that the new road rules and standardization will enable many companies to recover quickly from the small sacrifice needed to make Africa’s roads safer.
The United Nation’s Children’s Fund or UNICEF said in a statement that at least 58% of Burundi’s children are affected by chronic malnutrition. Most children at the age of 5-10 are not receiving enough nutrients due to social and economic factors including poverty as the main reason.
The UNICEF’s statement comes after a survey it carried out with the World Health Organization and the World Food Programme showed that malnutrition was widespread among young children and that the country’s economic growth is slowing down because of these factors. Losses due to malnutrition are around $102 million for Burundi.
One million children under the age of 10 is equivalent to the survey’s 58%. Burundi, being one of the poorest countries in the world, is plagued by small harvests because of its severe weather conditions.
Children were not growing normally according to experts. Burundi parent Venancie Sinzotuma’s child weighed at 2.7 kilograms in 2010. She had only gained a few kilograms because of the lack of proper nourishment.
The WFP’s feeding program, which spans 206 health centres throughout Burundi, provides women and their children fortified corn-soy blend, sugar and vegetable oil with vitamins A and D to help them get the proper nourishment they deserve.
When you write an article, you want your target audience to read and digest what you’re writing. There are many misconceptions about article writing being formal, conforming to all grammatical and English conventions and ensuring that punctuations are correct. In copywriting, you intend to only have your audience understand what you write. Here are a few things to know about copywriting.
1. Anti- Grammar Nazi
You might have thought that by writing formally, you attract your audiences better. This is not always the case. If you’re writing for 12-year-old kids, toys or child leisure areas, you do not have to be too strict with grammar. You could actually use informal sentences that your target audience easily understands. You could even use “buzzwords”.
What any copywriter wants for an article is that it grabs attention. Focus on the first two sentences of your article and they must be powerful enough to grab your readers’ attention. Then, they should be informative enough to keep the reader interested to click a link to your product or service.
3. Adding Images
Nowadays, copywriting has mixed with various media genres such as infographics, which incorporate images and text which contain the entire article, or just an article with images in a few paragraphs with related captions. Giving a reader a wall of text will not help your article gain attention.
If you’re an investor looking to open up an international business district, then it is important that you consider Burundi. Africa is slowly building up its economy and Burundi itself is a good area to consider making business. The world business rank actually tallies a few details that could help you sort out your investment opportunities in the area. Here are also a few things that make your business in Burundi easier.
1. Untapped Potential
Burundi has a population of 8 million people and great reserves of Cobalt and copper. Businessmen may also look to hiring people to process and export coffee and sugar from the country.
2. Least Globalized
The 2012 DHL Global Connectedness Index indicates that Burundi is the least globalized of all, which makes it a good ground to open business that introduce multicultural items from your home country to foreign land. Interests in these products will be great, which can make you a pioneer in the industry
3. Infrastructure Development
The Republic of Burundi actually encourages investors to build new infrastructure that would help modernize the country. While not technologically challenged, access to mainstream information and Internet is impossible without good infrastructure to house such equipment.
Among other things, Burundi is well-known for its rich history and culture that builds up its tourism brand. Taking advantage of offering services to travelers is a great way to build a new business.
Africa’s Burundi is one of its most premier tourist spots. It is closest to Rwanda and both territories share a common pre-colonial history. Burundi was a kingdom with an oral history and archaeological side of history. Its founder was a man called Cambarantama, who Burundi legends say, was formerly a Rwandan. However, some versions of the story claim that Cambarantama came from Buha.
Burundi’s kingdom had a hierarchical political structure and had tribunals. Kings had aristocracy and often charged taxes or tributes from local farmers and herders. Europeans visited the country in 1856. Most visitors were missionaries and explorers who gauged and studied Burundi’s kingdom.
Burundi also became a part of German East Africa in 1899. After the Burundi king Mwezi IV refused any European influence inside their country, including culture and products, Germany used force to take over Burundi by backing the King’s son in law, Maconco.
The rule of Germany never led to Burundi’s colonial era. However, after the Belgian troops entered the country during the First World War, Belgium received the territory of Rwanda and Burundi. Belgium changed the monarchy and aristocracy, placing their own figures in the country’s political circle.
Burundi gained independence on July 1, 1962, but its Tutsi aristocracy remained. Tutsi King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng established a monarchy. Soon, multiple insurgencies developed in the political ring of Burundi with many assassinations, civil wars and a genocide involving ethnic cleansing between different ethnic groups.
Today, Burundi has a constitution led by a parliamentary government since 2005, where the good governance minister, Pierre Nkurunziza, became their first post-transitional president that led to where Burundi is today.