Address: No 51, Boulevard de l'UPRONA, Quartier Rohero II, Rohero Commune, Bujumbura Mairie-


Brand Name: LUMITEL


Lumitel means sunlight, lighting, it expressed vision towards a bright future, prosperous life. Shine is also implied in 3 star on the flag of Burundi.
Burundi is a country with many difficulties, more beautiful future is dream of people here. Therefore, Lumitel wants to become a leading telecommunication company, brings services and better life for Burundi.

Established: 2014

Service launching: 2015


Service providing: Mobile, Internet, fixed broadband

Lumitel aims to become the largest telecommunications company in Burundi with 1000 base stations, 5,000km fiber optic network coverage to 95% of the country. Currently the company is in the process of completing the infrastructure to provide the best service to customers under the brand Lumitel


1. General Information

- Country: Republic of Burundi
- Area: 27.830 km²
- Capital: Bujumbura
- Location: It is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of Southeast Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west

- Climate:
Peru has a tropical climate. The average temperature is from 22-29 ° C. Average rainfall: 1500 mm. Rainy season from February to May , dry season from June to August.

- Language: Burundi has two official languages: Kirundi and French

- Currency: Franc Burundi (Fbu). Exchange rate: 1 USD = 1.535 BIF

- Independence: 01/7/1962

2. Economy
GDP growth rate:
     + GDP growth rate in 2013: 4.5%
     + GDP per capita in 2013: $ 267
Burundi is one of the five poorest countries in the world. It has one of the lowest per capita GDPs of any nation in the world. The country has suffered from warfare, corruption and poor access to education. According to the Global Hunger Index of 2013, Burundi has an indicator ratio of 38.8, earning the nation the distinction of being the hungriest country in the world in terms of percentage

Approximately 80% of Burundi's population lives in poverty. Famines and food shortages have occurred throughout Burundi, most notably in the 20th century, and according to the World Food Programme. 56.8% of children under age five suffer from chronic malnutrition. One scientific study of 178 nations rated Burundi's population as having the lowest satisfaction with life in the world. As a result of poverty, Burundi is dependent on foreign aid.

Burundi's largest industry is agriculture, which accounted for just over 30% of the GDP. Subsistence agriculture accounts for 90% of agriculture. The nation's largest source of revenue is coffee, which makes up 93% of Burundi's exports. Other agricultural products include cotton, tea, maize, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, manioc (tapioca); beef, milk, and hides. Some of Burundi's natural resources include uranium, nickel, cobalt, copper, and platinum. Besides agriculture, other industries include: assembly of imported components; public works construction; food processing, and light consumer goods such as blankets, shoes, and soap.

- GDP composition by sector:            
Agriculture: 44.9%
Industry: 20.9%
Services: 34.1%
- Export:
     + Export: 55.68 million USD (2009)
     +Export commodities: coffee, tea, sugar, cotton
     Export Markets: Switzerland, EU, Pakistan, Rwanda, Egypt

- Import:
     + Import: 867.2 million USD (2013)
     + Imported commodities: Rice, fabrics, petroleum, foods

     Import Markets: Arab Saudi, Kenya, Japan, China, Russia.

1. Population:
Population(2014 est.): 10,395,931 people.
The growth rate of the population (2014 est.): 3.28%.

2. Age:

     + From 0-14 years: 45.6% (male 2,497,999/ female 2,469,564)
     + From 15-24 years: 19.7% (male 1,071,135/ female 1,074,763)
     + From 25-54 years: 28.4% (male 1,533,191/ female 1,559,661)
     + From 55-64 years: 3.8% (male 186,706/ female 225,467)
     + From 65 years and over: 2.5% (108,243 male / female 161,592)
3. Ethnic group:
Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, European 3,000, South Asian 2,000

4. Religion:
Sources estimate the Christian population at 80–90%, with Roman Catholics representing the largest group at 60–65%. Protestant and Anglican practitioners constitute the remaining 15–25%. An estimated 5% of the population adheres to traditional indigenous religious beliefs. Muslims constitute 2–5%, the majority of whom are Sunnis and live in urban areas

5. Education:

In 2009, the adult lite literacy rate in Burundi was estimated to be 67% (73% male and 61% female), with a literacy rate of 77% and 76%, respectively, for men and women between the ages of 15 to 24. Literacy among adult women in Burundi has increased by 17% since 2002. Burundi's literacy rate is low due to low school attendance and because literacy in Kirundi only provides access to materials printed in that language. Ten percent of Burundian boys are allowed a secondary education

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