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Burundi is a small African country that is keen to attract foreign investment to further its development. By capitalising on its regional experience and networks, Rainbow is part of the vanguard, helping to establish a mining industry in the East African nation.

Key Facts:

Population:

11.1m

GDP:

US$2.74 billion (2016 est.)

Languages:

Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika in the Bujumbura area)

Major Industries:

Light Consumer Goods; Assembly of Imported Components; Public Works Construction; Food Processing

Major Trading Partners:

China; Uganda; Belgium; Germany (2013)

Fiscal:

35% Corporate Income Tax; 4% Royalty; 18% VAT

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