Burundi

Country Burundi
Capital Bujumbura
Continent Africa
Currency Burundi franc(BIF)
Languages Kirundi, French & Swahili

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Burundi's first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years. Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries. An internationally brokered power-sharing agreement between the Tutsi-dominated government and the Hutu rebels in 2003 paved the way for a transition process that led to an integrated defense force, established a new constitution in 2005, and elected a majority Hutu government in 2005. The new government, led by President Pierre NKURUNZIZA, signed a South African brokered ceasefire with the country's last rebel group in September of 2006 but still faces many challenges.

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Burundi - Wikipedia
Burundi - CIA World Fact Book
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Burundi Monthly Review: December 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi Monthly Review: December 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Four priorities for Burundian peacebuilders in 2021 - Burundi - ReliefWebFour priorities for Burundian peacebuilders in 2021 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

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Three Burundian peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic - Times of IndiaThree Burundian peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic  Times of India

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Four jailed Burundian journalists pardoned by president - ReutersFour jailed Burundian journalists pardoned by president  Reuters

The Burundian refugee soap maker who is fighting coronavirus in Kenya - BBC NewsThe Burundian refugee soap maker who is fighting coronavirus in Kenya  BBC News

Burundi Food Security Outlook Update, December 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi Food Security Outlook Update, December 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Four imprisoned Burundi journalists convicted on 'terrorism' charges granted presidential pardon - JURISTFour imprisoned Burundi journalists convicted on 'terrorism' charges granted presidential pardon  JURIST

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Central African Republic: Displacement reaches 120000, as another deadly attack leaves one UN peacekeeper dead - UN NewsCentral African Republic: Displacement reaches 120000, as another deadly attack leaves one UN peacekeeper dead  UN News

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 January 2021, 9 am EAT - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 January 2021, 9 am EAT  Africanews English

India condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali - Hindustan TimesIndia condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali  Hindustan Times

Uganda, the 15th country in Africa to restrict social media due to elections- report - Africanews EnglishUganda, the 15th country in Africa to restrict social media due to elections- report  Africanews English

These Are the 10 Most Underreported Crises of 2020 - Global CitizenThese Are the 10 Most Underreported Crises of 2020  Global Citizen

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Attack on United Nations Convoy in Central African Republic - Central African Republic - ReliefWebSecretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Attack on United Nations Convoy in Central African Republic - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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Burundi: Fear, Repression in Covid-19 Response - Human Rights WatchBurundi: Fear, Repression in Covid-19 Response  Human Rights Watch

Burundi, Rwanda mark 58th independence anniversary - Anadolu AgencyBurundi, Rwanda mark 58th independence anniversary  Anadolu Agency

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Burundi: Urgent funding requirements - Voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees returning from Rwanda and Tanzania (September - December 2020) - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi: Urgent funding requirements - Voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees returning from Rwanda and Tanzania (September - December 2020) - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Burundi: UN Should Ensure Regular Rights Briefings - Human Rights WatchBurundi: UN Should Ensure Regular Rights Briefings  Human Rights Watch

Burundi, EU agree to resume political dialogue - Anadolu AgencyBurundi, EU agree to resume political dialogue  Anadolu Agency

Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in as president - BBC NewsBurundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in as president  BBC News

Burundi President Invites Opposition Parties For Candid Talk - Taarifa RwandaBurundi President Invites Opposition Parties For Candid Talk  Taarifa Rwanda

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Mass measles vaccination starts in Burundi - Anadolu AgencyMass measles vaccination starts in Burundi  Anadolu Agency

Burundi at 58: Bujumbura hosts first post-Nkurunziza celebrations - Africanews EnglishBurundi at 58: Bujumbura hosts first post-Nkurunziza celebrations  Africanews English

From suffering to opportunity: Former refugee empowers people to farm - Capital PressFrom suffering to opportunity: Former refugee empowers people to farm  Capital Press

Prosecution of Former MP Casts Doubt on Reform in Burundi - Human Rights WatchProsecution of Former MP Casts Doubt on Reform in Burundi  Human Rights Watch

Covid-19: Is Burundi heading towards total lockdown? - RegionWeekCovid-19: Is Burundi heading towards total lockdown?  RegionWeek

What is next for Burundi under new president? - Anadolu AgencyWhat is next for Burundi under new president?  Anadolu Agency

Tanzania: Burundian Refugees 'Disappeared,' Tortured - Human Rights WatchTanzania: Burundian Refugees 'Disappeared,' Tortured  Human Rights Watch

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AU and UN appeal for 'stable and peaceful environment' for Burundi elections - UN NewsAU and UN appeal for 'stable and peaceful environment' for Burundi elections  UN News

Accountability for Rights Violations Remains Essential in Burundi - Human Rights WatchAccountability for Rights Violations Remains Essential in Burundi  Human Rights Watch

Regional observers call for free and fair general elections in Uganda - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaRegional observers call for free and fair general elections in Uganda - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Regional overview of the Burundian refugee population: 2020 Burundi Regional RRP as of 31 August 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebRegional overview of the Burundian refugee population: 2020 Burundi Regional RRP as of 31 August 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Overcoming atrocities: An opportunity for change in Burundi - Burundi - ReliefWebOvercoming atrocities: An opportunity for change in Burundi - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Burundi Turns Out to Replace President of 15 Years, Pandemic or No - The New York TimesBurundi Turns Out to Replace President of 15 Years, Pandemic or No  The New York Times

WFP Burundi Country Brief, August 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebWFP Burundi Country Brief, August 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

At least 15 dead as rebels attack southern Burundi - Hindustan TimesAt least 15 dead as rebels attack southern Burundi  Hindustan Times

Burundi Crisis Response Plan 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi Crisis Response Plan 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

PROFILE - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza dies at 55 - Anadolu AgencyPROFILE - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza dies at 55  Anadolu Agency

At UN Assembly, President of Burundi rejects diplomatic aggression against his country - UN NewsAt UN Assembly, President of Burundi rejects diplomatic aggression against his country  UN News

Burundi: Situation Report (12 Jun 2020) - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi: Situation Report (12 Jun 2020) - Burundi  ReliefWeb

UN Investigators Skeptical of Reform Promises by New Burundi President - Voice of AmericaUN Investigators Skeptical of Reform Promises by New Burundi President  Voice of America

Burundi : Request for Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burundi - International Monetary FundBurundi : Request for Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burundi  International Monetary Fund

Burundi: 65 Organizations Call for Immediate Release of Iwacu Journalists - Human Rights WatchBurundi: 65 Organizations Call for Immediate Release of Iwacu Journalists  Human Rights Watch

Burundi: Make Rights a Priority - Human Rights WatchBurundi: Make Rights a Priority  Human Rights Watch

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi Vital in Prompting Meaningful Human Rights Progress - Human Rights WatchCommission of Inquiry on Burundi Vital in Prompting Meaningful Human Rights Progress  Human Rights Watch

Burundi Court Orders New President Sworn In Soon as Possible - VOA NewsBurundi Court Orders New President Sworn In Soon as Possible  VOA News

Burundi: Campaigns Begin Amid Clampdown - Human Rights WatchBurundi: Campaigns Begin Amid Clampdown  Human Rights Watch

Burundi: Situation Report (30 Jun 2020) [EN/RN] - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi: Situation Report (30 Jun 2020) [EN/RN] - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Report alleges Burundian refugees were disappeared, tortured - The Indian ExpressReport alleges Burundian refugees were disappeared, tortured  The Indian Express

Burundians parade to support UN decision of removing Burundi from its agenda - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBurundians parade to support UN decision of removing Burundi from its agenda - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Burundi: Why history will judge Pierre Nkurunziza harshly - The Africa ReportBurundi: Why history will judge Pierre Nkurunziza harshly  The Africa Report

How Burundi's independent press lost its freedom - The Conversation CAHow Burundi's independent press lost its freedom  The Conversation CA

Burundi Rebel Group Claims Attacks in New Offensive - Voice of AmericaBurundi Rebel Group Claims Attacks in New Offensive  Voice of America

Burundi Joins Congo in Demanding Reparations from Belgium - BloombergQuintBurundi Joins Congo in Demanding Reparations from Belgium  BloombergQuint

Rwanda, Burundi agree on talks to normalize ties - Anadolu AgencyRwanda, Burundi agree on talks to normalize ties  Anadolu Agency

Burundi's president died from COVID-19: reports - Anadolu AgencyBurundi's president died from COVID-19: reports  Anadolu Agency

It's Too Early to End Burundi Inquiry - Human Rights WatchIt's Too Early to End Burundi Inquiry  Human Rights Watch

Burundi's new government sworn in - Anadolu AgencyBurundi's new government sworn in  Anadolu Agency

Burundi ex-president Pierre Buyoya dies from Covid-19 - Africanews EnglishBurundi ex-president Pierre Buyoya dies from Covid-19  Africanews English

Burundi gets new prime minister after 22 years - Anadolu AgencyBurundi gets new prime minister after 22 years  Anadolu Agency

A Brutal Legacy of Burundi's Late President - Human Rights WatchA Brutal Legacy of Burundi's Late President  Human Rights Watch

Burundi launches COVID-19 mass screening campaign - Anadolu AgencyBurundi launches COVID-19 mass screening campaign  Anadolu Agency

Burundi - Regional Refugee Response Plan: 2020 Mid Year Report - United Republic of Tanzania - ReliefWebBurundi - Regional Refugee Response Plan: 2020 Mid Year Report - United Republic of Tanzania  ReliefWeb

16 dead 55 injured in car accident in southern Burundi-ANI - BW Businessworld16 dead 55 injured in car accident in southern Burundi-ANI  BW Businessworld

WFP Burundi Country Brief, September 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebWFP Burundi Country Brief, September 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Burundi Counting Votes in Presidential Election; Opposition Alleges Fraud - VOA NewsBurundi Counting Votes in Presidential Election; Opposition Alleges Fraud  VOA News

IMF Executive Board Approves US$7.6 Million Debt Relief to the Republic of Burundi Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves US$7.6 Million Debt Relief to the Republic of Burundi Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust  International Monetary Fund

Burundi eulogizes Nkurunziza at massive funeral - Anadolu AgencyBurundi eulogizes Nkurunziza at massive funeral  Anadolu Agency

Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees, Update as of 31 May 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebVoluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees, Update as of 31 May 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Coronavirus response takes backseat as election looms in Burundi - IRINnews.orgCoronavirus response takes backseat as election looms in Burundi  IRINnews.org

A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi - Human Rights WatchA Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi  Human Rights Watch

Nkurunziza's life and Burundian politics: beyond the mourning and controversies - The Conversation CANkurunziza's life and Burundian politics: beyond the mourning and controversies  The Conversation CA

Burundi expected to announce results of presidential election Monday - FRANCE 24 EnglishBurundi expected to announce results of presidential election Monday  FRANCE 24 English

EA tourism pushes for shared virus protocols - The East AfricanEA tourism pushes for shared virus protocols  The East African

Burundian Refugees Return Home From Rwanda to an Uncertain Future - World Politics ReviewBurundian Refugees Return Home From Rwanda to an Uncertain Future  World Politics Review

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni: From reformer to autocrat - DW (English)Uganda's Yoweri Museveni: From reformer to autocrat  DW (English)

Burundi: Coronavirus prompts timid steps for a break with the past - Deutsche WelleBurundi: Coronavirus prompts timid steps for a break with the past  Deutsche Welle

Nearly 500 Burundian refugees return from Rwanda - Anadolu AgencyNearly 500 Burundian refugees return from Rwanda  Anadolu Agency