$100m to support renewable energy in Burundi

The World Bank is supporting a hydropower project in the Republic of Burundi – a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of Southeast Africa – with a $100 million (£59.5m) loan. The Jiji-Mulembwe project will finance the construction of two hydropower stations with a total capacity of 48MW – generating clean electricity and […]

EU to provide €50m for Burundi’s energy security

The European Commission is set to launch projects worth €50 million (£43.6m) to provide access to sustainable energy in the east African nation of Burundi. Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development will announce the scheme to help a million citizens during a two-day visit to the country this week. The initiative will include small and […]