Burundi

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INFORMATION

Capital: Bujumbura

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Pierre Nkurunziza

Economy:

  • 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: 11,446,756 (2017)

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

Major Ethnic Groups:

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

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

Language(s):

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

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Museveni, Nkurunziza in Strong Exchange - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni and his Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza have, within a week, exchanged strongly-worded letters that reveal simmering division between East African Community (EAC) member states.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: East Africa Won't Tackle Burundi Crisis - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [HRW] After the Burundian government's glaring absence at the fifth and final round of dialogue on October 30 under the East African Community's initiative to resolve the crisis in that country, the talks ended with no tangible results.
  • Fri - Dec 7, 2018: Djibouti Port to Provide Services to S. Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [East African] Djibouti will resume providing port services to South Sudan following the restoration of peace in the latter, official said.
  • Fri - Dec 7, 2018: Govt Orders Closure of UN Human Rights Office - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [VOA] Burundi has ordered the U.N. Human Rights Council to close its office in the east African country.
  • Fri - Dec 7, 2018: Rwanda Missing at the Burundi EAC Games - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [East African] Rwanda were conspicuously absent as the East African Community (EAC) Inter-Parliamentary Games started in Burundi's capital Bujumbura on Saturday.