COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Republic
Current President: Pierre Nkurunziza
Population: 11,844,520 (2018)
Land Size: 27,834 sq km (10,747 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Mon - Jun 3, 2019: Armed Groups in Eastern DR Congo Threaten Efforts to Build Peace - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[ISS] Veteran Algerian diplomat Said Djinnit recently stepped down as United Nations Special Envoy to the Great Lakes (UNSEGL). PSC Report asked him about the situation in the region and the role of African Union (AU) institutions such as the Peace and Security Council and regional economic communities.
- Fri - May 17, 2019: EALA Lawmakers Urge EU to Lift Burundi Sanctions - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[Citizen] Arusha -Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) have castigated the economic sanctions against Burundi and called for immediate lifting of the blockade.