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Capital: Bujumbura

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Évariste Ndayishimiye


  • Predominately agricultural.
  • Agriculture accounts for just over 30% of GDP and employs more than 90% of the population.
  • Primary exports are coffee and tea.

Population: 11,865,821 (2020)

Land Size: 27,834 sq km (10,747 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Hutu: 85%
  • Tutsi: 14%
  • Twa: 1%

  • Christian: 67% (Roman Catholic: 62%, Protestant: 5%)
  • Indigenous beliefs: 23%
  • Muslim: 10%


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



  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Thank You Tanzania-Ndayishimiye - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Daily News] BURUNDI President, Evariste Ndayishimiye yesterday arrived in Kigoma, Tanzania for his maiden state visit, delivering an emotional speech, thanking Tanzania for its contribution to the peace process in his nation.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Dar, Bujumbura Eye Greater Economic Ties - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Daily News] TANZANIA and Burundi have committed to deepen and strengthen economic ties through expanded trade and investment, with a goal of achieving decent livelihoods in both countries.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Human Rights Violations Continue Under New Govt - UN Report - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [UN News] UN-appointed investigators have issued fresh warnings about ongoing rights violations and impunity in Burundi, since the death of former President Pierre Nkurunziza, who ran for a third term in 2015, in a move deemed by opposition to be unconstitutional.
  • Thu - Sep 17, 2020: New Government, but No Progress in Sight On the Human Rights Front - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [United Nations Human Rights Council] Following the 2020 presidential, legislative and local elections, the fifteen-year presidency of Pierre Nkurunziza came to a close and a new era under President Évariste Ndayishimiye began. The resulting new policy shifts, appointments, and public statements by the new Government show more cause for concern and warning than promise.
  • Tue - Sep 15, 2020: Sumaili Hopes to Positively Influence Burundi Women's Football - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [CAF] Twice, Burundian international Falone Sumaili had made the decision to quit her football career; first, following the demise of her mother and second, when she got a career threatening injury, followed by another loss in the family, her sister.