Bujumbura introduces parking fees for Cyclists

Cyclists and motorists in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura are being forced to pay parking fees for the first time.

This is the latest move by the government to raise money after Western donors cut aid to the poor central African state.

They were angry with President Pierre Nkurunziza for deciding last year to extend his decade-long rule, and cracking down on protesters.

The government has also scrapped free scholarships for university students.

It says they will have to repay tuition costs when they start working.

STORY BY BBC NEWS