COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Republic
Current President: Pierre Nkurunziza
Population: 11,865,821 (2020)
Land Size: 27,834 sq km (10,747 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Sat - Jul 4, 2020: EAC MPs Miss Salaries in Cash Crunch, As Burundi and South Sudan Face Expulsion - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[East African] Employees of the East African Legislative Assembly are yet to get their June salaries, while members of parliament have gone three months without their full pay as the cash-strapped institution scrambles to put together its 2021 annual budget whose deadline passed last week.
- Thu - Jul 2, 2020: Elections Are Just a Ritual of Passing on the Graft Baton - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[East African] Burundi has just concluded a presidential election. The new man at the helm has vowed to continue in the 'Nyayo' of his predecessor.
- Tue - Jun 30, 2020: CRDB's Burundi Posts Highest Profit in 8-Year - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[Daily News] CRDB Bank Burundi profit after tax has posted the highest profit since it was established eight years ago backed by customer deposits and earnings from government securities.
- Tue - Jun 30, 2020: Military Pushes Back Armed Attack From Burundian Territory - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[RFI] Rwanda's army foiled an attack by an armed Burundian group at the weekend, targeting a displaced persons camp about one kilometre into Rwandan territory, according to the Rwandan Defence Forces (RDF). Four of the attackers were killed.
- Tue - Jun 30, 2020: Slimmed-Down Cabinet Dominated By Ex-Regime Hardliners - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[RFI] Burundi's President Evariste Ndayishimiye has unveiled a slimmed-down cabinet of only 15 ministers, dominated by former regime hardliners such as the head of the feared intelligence service.