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 - Feb 15, 2019: Govt to Go Ahead With 2020 Polls - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Citizen] Arusha -Burundi government has said it would go ahead with preparations of next year's general elections as the country's security situation has tremendously improved.
  • Wed - Feb 6, 2019: Burundi and Niger Share Spoils in Six-Goal Thriller - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [CAF] Burundi produced a stunning comeback to overturn a two-goal deficit in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Niger in Group B of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.
  • Mon - Feb 4, 2019: AU Mission in Somalia to Be Reduced By 1,000 - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is set to be reduced by 1,000 soldiers this month in line with the United Nation Security Council resolution.
  • Sun - Feb 3, 2019: Afcon U-20 - Nigeria Fly Over Burundi - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Daily Trust] The Flying Eagles of Nigeria began their quest for the 8th African crown with a 2-0 victory over Burundi at the ongoing Under-20 Nations Cup in Niger Republic.
  • Fri - Feb 1, 2019: Kakonko to Promote Business Opportunities in Burundi - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Daily News] KAKONKO District Council officers in Kigoma Region plan to visit Bujumbura in Burundi to promote business opportunities following the recent opening of the Muhange market border post.