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: 11,844,520 (2018)

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

  • Thu - Oct 17, 2019: Why Tanzania Shouldn't Force Burundian Refugees to Return - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [The New Humanitarian] London -Based on a new report entitled "Returning to Stability: refugee returns in the Great Lakes region."
  • Wed - Oct 16, 2019: Burundi New Forex Laws Hurt Traders - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [East African] As Burundi's central bank cracks down on forex bureaus that have been selling dollars at twice the official rate, small scale traders are finding it difficult to find the foreign currency.
  • Wed - Oct 16, 2019: Pressure Builds On Burundian Refugees in Tanzania Amid Threat of Forced Return - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [The New Humanitarian] A plan to repatriate some 200,000 Burundian refugees living in Tanzanian camps has raised concerns that many who fled the country to escape violence may be forced back home, just as Burundi's 2020 elections increase the prospects of a new political crisis.
  • Mon - Oct 14, 2019: Lagos Open Tennis - Burundi's Nahimana Reaches First Leg Final - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Premium Times] Debutant Sada Nahimana from Burundi has reached into the final of the women's singles of the first leg of 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship, which is ongoing at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
  • Mon - Oct 14, 2019: Teenage Burundian in Lagos Open Final Today - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [This Day] Newcomer Sada Nahimana from Burundi has had a smooth sail into the final of the women's singles of the first leg of 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship, which is ongoing at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.