Agriculture is Burundi’s largest industry, and accounts for roughly 30% of the nation’s GDP. Burundi’s largest source of capital is coffee, accounting for roughly 93% of its exports. Other agricultural products include cotton, tea, maize, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, and tapioca.
Burundi offers diverse natural resources such as uranium, nickel, cobalt, copper, and platinum.
Service sectors in the country include the assembly of imported components, public works construction, food processing, and light consumer goods such as blankets, shoes, and soap.
Situated in the Great Rift Valley, Burundi is home to Lake Tanganyika, which has incredible beaches. Historical sites and other tourist attractions also abound in Burundi.
Unfortunately, living in Burundi comes with security risks, including violent crime and threats of terrorism. However, there are relatively safe areas for expatriates too. Bujumbura is where most expats live and is a cosmopolitan city with much to offer.
Prospective jobseekers must be able to speak French, the national language.
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