Burundian Franc

Burundian Franc

Burundian Franc overview

The franc (ISO 4217 code is BIF) is the currency of Burundi. It is nominally subdivided into 100 centimes, although coins have never been issued in centimes since Burundi began issuing its own currency. Only during the period when Burundi used the Belgian Congo franc were centime coins issued.

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Burundian Franc news

Foreign currency prices collapse on black market
Foreign currency prices collapse on black market

IWACU aims to give a voice to all voices of Burundi about politics, economics, society, justice, health, environment, culture, sport... IWACU English News follows the informations on Burundi and gives you the best of it.

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US Dollar Now Trading At Parity With The Swiss Franc

US Dollar now trading at parity with the Swiss Franc

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Activists in Dakar Demand End to Colonial-era Currency

A change is unlikely, however, as there is no alternative to CFA franc in sight

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Burundi: Acute Food Insecurity Situation July - September 2017 and Projection for October - December 2017

The current IPC analysis has counted 1.76 million people (18% of the Burundian population) in the humanitarian phase (IPC Phases 3 and 4). This reflects a slight improvement compared to the same period last year, with 3% of the population in Phase 4 in 2017, compared to 5% in 2016. The Imbo plain is the most affected and most vulnerable to food insecurity with 35% of the population in a food crisis and 4% in the emergency phase (IPC Phase 4) in 2017 B against 14% and 6% respectively in 2016B. The previous poor crop season left significant sequelae that even the good harvests of the 2017B season could not fully compensate, leading to a small increase in food security. The socio-economic crisis, which has become more pronounced since 2015, is increasingly affecting the livelihoods of households. Loss of economic opportunities, greater dependence on the market as prices continue to rise and erosion of purchasing power, make households' access to food ever more difficult.

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Living in fear amid violence and protest in Burundi's capital – in pictures

As Burundians continue to flee their country, protests simmer against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term, with many of the shops and markets across the city closed

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Burundi presses unwed couples to marry

Calling church and state-sanctioned weddings a patriotic duty, government order comes amid drive to 'moralise society'.

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Burundi exporters forced to open foreign currency accounts to boost government’s foreign exchange
Burundi exporters forced to open foreign currency accounts to boost government’s foreign exchange

IWACU aims to give a voice to all voices of Burundi about politics, economics, society, justice, health, environment, culture, sport... IWACU English News follows the informations on Burundi and gives you the best of it.

almost 2 years conditional negative
Political Unrest Pushes Burundi Closer to Economic Collapse

Amid violent protests, the crisis over the president’s pursuit of a third term has begun to take a severe toll on day-to-day life in one of the world’s poorest countries.

about 2 years conditional negative

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