COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Republic
Current President: Évariste Ndayishimiye
Population: 11,865,821 (2020)
Land Size: 27,834 sq km (10,747 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Tue - May 4, 2021: Burundi Improves in Press Freedom Ranking - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[East African] As the world marked the World Press Freedom Day on Monday, Burundi marked improved media freedom ranking even as journalists hoped for more freedoms to do their work.
- Mon - May 3, 2021: Peace, Hope Return in Bujumbura Six Years After Violence - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[East African] Last week marked six years since the protests erupted against former Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza as he vied for a third term that opposition believed was unconstitutional.
- Mon - May 3, 2021: Children Will Bear Consequences of War in Great Lakes Region - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[Nation] Children born today in the Great Lakes Region will suffer the consequences of persistent violence even if fighting stopped now. This signals a long-term impact on communities battered by fighting.
- Thu - Apr 29, 2021: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Urges More Support for Burundians Returning Home - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[UNHCR] Ending a two-day visit to Burundi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi praised progress made towards helping refugees find long-term solutions in the heart of Africa's Great Lakes Region.
- Thu - Apr 29, 2021: Amnesty International Piles Pressure for Release of Activist Lukuki - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Amnesty International has renewed pressure on the Burundian Government to release an activist jailed for 32 years.