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Buja Express

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Buja Express
Buja Express Logo.png
Type of businessOnline Newspaper
Type of site
News, Entertainment, Politics
Available inKirundi
Founded2015
Headquarters
Bujumbura
,
Burundi
Founder(s)Chris Brandon
Key peopleIdrissa Hakizimana
Olivier Kaneza
Employees80+
Websitehttps://bujaexpress.com//
Alexa rankIncrease 74,346 (June 2020)[1] Buja Express's Local & Global Ranking
AdvertisingYes
RegistrationNone
Launched2015
Current statusActive
Written inHTML, PHP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, TEXT

Buja Express is a Burundian digital media and news platform that features politics, exclusive and users’ generated news content. It is published at bujaexpress.com.[2] It is currently ranked as the third overall most visited website in Burundi by Alexa.[1][3]

History and Character[edit]

Founded in 2015, Buja Express has its headquarters in Bujumbura. The site features a selection of "trending local news, viral content and entertainment"[4] with which it attracts a number of readers across the country who don't have the patience for local and traditional news outlets.

In December 2016, Buja Express partnered with browser software makers Opera Ltd. and telecoms giant Econet Wireless to bring "one million days of free Internet to Burundi".[5][6]

In March 2017, Buja Express started a local journalism project to connect the reporters representing all the 18 provinces and the FCT.[7] In the same period, a missing person initiative was launched,[8] which in future helped Burundians find their loved ones and return them home.[9]

Meaning of Name[edit]

Buja Express's Headquarters in Bujumbura, Burundi"

The name "Buja" is a common name usually used to refer Burundi's economic city Bujumbura. The 'Express' expression has been added to mean that the website delivers its news to its readers in a short time.

Popularity[edit]

In December 2019, four years after being founded, it became the number one news and entertainment website in Burundi beating the website of the National Radio and Television 'RTNB'[4]

As of January 2020, Buja Express has more than 3.7 million website users.[4] The website Buja Express has more than 20 categories of news which helps to attract diverse audience.

Technology[edit]

Buja Express is technology-driven media.

Buja Express’s staff use an analytical tool by .IO Technologies[10] to explore real-time reports on articles’ performance and place the most relevant pieces of information first on the website’s title page.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Buja Express Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  2. Brian Smith; (2015-08-19). "Click, click: See our pick of Top 5 Burundian websites of 2015!". Ikirezi News. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  3. "Buja Express on Rondera - Rondera". rondera.com. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Now Buja Express is the most popular website in Burundi - Ejoheza News". ejoheza.org. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  5. "Buja Express partners Opera Software, Econet Wireless on Free Mobile Internet Access access". Ejoheza News. 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  6. "Econet Wireless, Opera Software Partner to Improve Internet Access". Ikirezi News. 2016-06-25. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  7. Ommy Classic, Bukuru (2017-03-13). "Buja Express is looking for local reporters to take part in brand new Local Journalism project". Ikirere News. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  8. Benny, Ikona (2017-07-23). "Raise alarm about missing person or case of kidnapping in Burundi via Buja Express". Buja Express - Burundi news. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  9. Ciella, Umutoni (2018-04-02). "Burundian boy goes missing on his way to church (photo)". Buja Express. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  10. "Data-driven platform for business teams | IO technologies". IO technologies. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  11. Larissa, Ndayiragije (2019-05-25). "Unveiling unique Buja Express tech features you may not have heard about". Ejoheza News. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  12. Davtyan, Sam (2018-01-01). "Data Utilization is Changing Everything, Don't Get Left Behind". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2020-06-08.

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