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
Burundi - BBC
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Rwanda, Burundi agree on talks to normalize ties - Anadolu Agency
  1. Rwanda, Burundi agree on talks to normalize ties  Anadolu Agency
  2. Rwanda, Burundi foreign ministers meet to improve bilateral relations - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  3. Burundi, Rwanda FMs to enhance joint ties  MENAFN.COM
  4. Rwanda, Burundi in talks to mend relations  The New Times
  5. BREAKING: Rwanda, Burundi Hold Talks to Restore Ties  KT Press
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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

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

Burundi: Ex-president gets prison term for killing another former president | DW | 21.10.2020 - DW (English)Burundi: Ex-president gets prison term for killing another former president | DW | 21.10.2020  DW (English)

Merck Foundation Appoints the First Lady of Burundi as the Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother - Outlook IndiaMerck Foundation Appoints the First Lady of Burundi as the Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother  Outlook India

Merck Foundation partners with Burundi First Lady to build healthcare capacity, empower girls in education and break the infertility stigma - Africanews EnglishMerck Foundation partners with Burundi First Lady to build healthcare capacity, empower girls in education and break the infertility stigma  Africanews English

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

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

Ex-Burundi president sentenced to life in prison for 1993 assassination of election opponent - JURISTEx-Burundi president sentenced to life in prison for 1993 assassination of election opponent  JURIST

CPJ joins call for release of 4 Iwacu journalists one year after arrest in Burundi - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineCPJ joins call for release of 4 Iwacu journalists one year after arrest in Burundi  CPJ Press Freedom Online

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

Burundi: Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan Supports Government of Burundi and WFP to Improve Mother and Child Health - AllAfrica.comBurundi: Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan Supports Government of Burundi and WFP to Improve Mother and Child Health  AllAfrica.com

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

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: Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2020) - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi: Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2020) - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Burundi: Situation Report (2 Oct 2020) [EN/RN] - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi: Situation Report (2 Oct 2020) [EN/RN] - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Rwanda and Burundi officials meet to normalize bilateral relations - DevdiscourseRwanda and Burundi officials meet to normalize bilateral relations  Devdiscourse

Burundi ex-leader 'rejects' life sentence for murder, to appeal - Africanews EnglishBurundi ex-leader 'rejects' life sentence for murder, to appeal  Africanews English

East Africa Operational Report Q1-Q2 2020 (MAA64003) - Burundi - ReliefWebEast Africa Operational Report Q1-Q2 2020 (MAA64003) - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees, Update as of 30 September 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebVoluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees, Update as of 30 September 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

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

Tanzania/Burundi: Burundi's Star - I Will Deliver - AllAfrica.comTanzania/Burundi: Burundi's Star - I Will Deliver  AllAfrica.com

Burundi: At UN Assembly, President of Burundi Rejects Diplomatic Aggression Against His Country - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsBurundi: At UN Assembly, President of Burundi Rejects Diplomatic Aggression Against His Country  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Rwanda: 2020 Mid Year Report - Burundi Regional RRP (January - June 2020) - Rwanda - ReliefWebRwanda: 2020 Mid Year Report - Burundi Regional RRP (January - June 2020) - Rwanda  ReliefWeb

Kenya: Ingwe's New Burundian Signing Promises Success - AllAfrica.comKenya: Ingwe's New Burundian Signing Promises Success  AllAfrica.com

Burundi's First Lady Struggles To Fit In - Taarifa RwandaBurundi's First Lady Struggles To Fit In  Taarifa Rwanda

Burundi: Ex-Leader Gets Life Sentence for Killing Another Former President - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsBurundi: Ex-Leader Gets Life Sentence for Killing Another Former President  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Tanzania: 2020 Mid Year Report - Burundi Regional RRP (January - June 2020) - United Republic of Tanzania - ReliefWebTanzania: 2020 Mid Year Report - Burundi Regional RRP (January - June 2020) - United Republic of Tanzania  ReliefWeb

Rwanda, Burundi meet to mend bilateral relations - CNBCAfrica.comRwanda, Burundi meet to mend bilateral relations  CNBCAfrica.com

UNICEF Burundi Humanitarian Situation Report No. 3 - Reporting Period: 01 January to 30 September 2020 - Burundi - ReliefWebUNICEF Burundi Humanitarian Situation Report No. 3 - Reporting Period: 01 January to 30 September 2020 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Kenya/Burundi: Burundian Shaka Eager to Sharpen AFC Leopards Claws - AllAfrica.comKenya/Burundi: Burundian Shaka Eager to Sharpen AFC Leopards Claws  AllAfrica.com

Ndayizeye: Burundi have come to win not to tour Tanzania - Goal.comNdayizeye: Burundi have come to win not to tour Tanzania  Goal.com

Burundi commemorates the 27th anniversary of the assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye - RegionWeekBurundi commemorates the 27th anniversary of the assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye  RegionWeek

Tanzania, Burundi plan for railway and refinery - The East AfricanTanzania, Burundi plan for railway and refinery  The East African

Berahino hails Burundi's 'sweet revenge' after Tanzania victory - Goal.comBerahino hails Burundi's 'sweet revenge' after Tanzania victory  Goal.com

Burundi Begins Hunting Down People Speaking Kinyarwanda - Taarifa RwandaBurundi Begins Hunting Down People Speaking Kinyarwanda  Taarifa Rwanda

Burundi: IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis, August - December 2020 (Published in September 2020) - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi: IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis, August - December 2020 (Published in September 2020) - Burundi  ReliefWeb

Berahino, Razak among 20-man Burundi squad for Tanzania friendly - Goal.comBerahino, Razak among 20-man Burundi squad for Tanzania friendly  Goal.com

Ingwe's new Burundian signing promises success Ė Nairobi News - Nairobi NewsIngwe's new Burundian signing promises success Ė Nairobi News  Nairobi News

Burundi Investment 1st quarter achievements and Covid-19 impact on foreign trade - RegionWeekBurundi Investment 1st quarter achievements and Covid-19 impact on foreign trade  RegionWeek

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

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

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

Burundian authorities should note, journalism is not a crime - Blitz - Weekly BlitzBurundian authorities should note, journalism is not a crime - Blitz  Weekly Blitz

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

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

Burundiís Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in as president - BBC NewsBurundiís Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in as president  BBC News

Burundiís new coronavirus policy: Mass testing in Bujumbura city - Aljazeera.comBurundiís new coronavirus policy: Mass testing in Bujumbura city  Aljazeera.com

Burundi kicks out WHO officials as they raise concern over mass political rallies - Deccan ChronicleBurundi kicks out WHO officials as they raise concern over mass political rallies  Deccan Chronicle

UN Watchdog: No Improvement in Burundiís Rights Record - Voice of AmericaUN Watchdog: No Improvement in Burundiís Rights Record  Voice of America

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

10 things Burundi's new government should tackle to improve human rights - Amnesty International10 things Burundi's new government should tackle to improve human rights  Amnesty International

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

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

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

Nkurunziza's life and Burundian politics: beyond the mourning and controversies - The Conversation AfricaNkurunziza's life and Burundian politics: beyond the mourning and controversies  The Conversation Africa

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: Any COVID-19 Cover-Up Will Put Lives at Risk - Human Rights WatchBurundi: Any COVID-19 Cover-Up Will Put Lives at Risk  Human Rights Watch

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

Coronavirus outbreak in Burundi 'under control' - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus outbreak in Burundi 'under control'  Anadolu Agency

Will Burundi's New President Seize the Moment? - Foreign PolicyWill Burundi's New President Seize the Moment?  Foreign Policy

Outgoing Burundi president Nkurunziza, famed for soccer and violence, dies - Reuters IndiaOutgoing Burundi president Nkurunziza, famed for soccer and violence, dies  Reuters India

A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi - Human Rights WatchA Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi  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: Campaigns Begin Amid Clampdown - Human Rights WatchBurundi: Campaigns Begin Amid Clampdown  Human Rights Watch

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

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

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 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

Burundian refugees face uncertain future after years in Rwanda - DW (English)Burundian refugees face uncertain future after years in Rwanda  DW (English)

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

What a new president means for Burundi - The New HumanitarianWhat a new president means for Burundi  The New Humanitarian

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

Grenade attack kills two in Burundi bar ahead of polls - Aljazeera.comGrenade attack kills two in Burundi bar ahead of polls  Aljazeera.com

Burundi ex-president gets life for murder - Ballarat CourierBurundi ex-president gets life for murder  Ballarat Courier

Pierre Nkurunziza's Death and the Future of Burundi - Council on Foreign RelationsPierre Nkurunziza's Death and the Future of Burundi  Council on Foreign Relations

UN Investigators Accuse Burundi of Enacting Strategy to Undermine Elections - Voice of AmericaUN Investigators Accuse Burundi of Enacting Strategy to Undermine Elections  Voice of America

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

COVID-19 is Coinciding with Dangerous Trends in Burundi's Democracy - Council on Foreign RelationsCOVID-19 is Coinciding with Dangerous Trends in Burundi's Democracy  Council on Foreign Relations

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

Burundi Coronavirus Update - RegionWeekBurundi Coronavirus Update  RegionWeek

Burundi Picks Regime Hardliner as Prime Minister - Voice of AmericaBurundi Picks Regime Hardliner as Prime Minister  Voice of America

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

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

Burundi unveils cabinet including ministers under US sanctions - Aljazeera.comBurundi unveils cabinet including ministers under US sanctions  Aljazeera.com

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

Burundiís leader died last month. How will the world remember him? - Washington PostBurundiís leader died last month. How will the world remember him?  Washington Post

WHO warns coronavirus could kill 150,000 in Africa, as Burundi expels experts - DW (English)WHO warns coronavirus could kill 150,000 in Africa, as Burundi expels experts  DW (English)

Burundi: Journalist Jean Bigirimana missing 1500 days - Amnesty InternationalBurundi: Journalist Jean Bigirimana missing 1500 days  Amnesty International

Rwanda, Burundi intel chiefs meet to diffuse tensions - Anadolu AgencyRwanda, Burundi intel chiefs meet to diffuse tensions  Anadolu Agency

Burundi: Is President Pierre Nkurunziza ready to relinquish power? - DW (English)Burundi: Is President Pierre Nkurunziza ready to relinquish power?  DW (English)

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

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

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

Burundi: Tough presidency awaits Evariste Ndayishimiye - DW (English)Burundi: Tough presidency awaits Evariste Ndayishimiye  DW (English)

Burundi Opposition Leader Says Party Members Attacked in Run-up to Elections - VOA NewsBurundi Opposition Leader Says Party Members Attacked in Run-up to Elections  VOA News

'Not just where people kill each otherí: the man hoping to transform Burundi - The Guardian'Not just where people kill each otherí: the man hoping to transform Burundi  The Guardian

Burundi Expels WHO Officials - VOA NewsBurundi Expels WHO Officials  VOA News

Burundi's football, and everything else, continues in the face of the coronavirus pandemic - ESPN IndiaBurundi's football, and everything else, continues in the face of the coronavirus pandemic  ESPN India

At least 11 killed in southern Burundi attack - Anadolu AgencyAt least 11 killed in southern Burundi attack  Anadolu Agency