Burundi

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INFORMATION

Capital: Bujumbura

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Évariste Ndayishimiye

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: 11,865,821 (2020)

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

  • Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Burundi Gives Disclaimer on Vaccine Side Effects - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [East African] As Burundians await the delivery of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines, the government made a public disclaimer last week on Wednesday that citizens will bear personal risks for receiving the jab, which is voluntary.
  • Thu - Jul 29, 2021: Burundi to Battle Tanzania in CECAFA U-23 Cup Final - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [CAF] The curtains will be drawn at the regional CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup when Burundi face Tanzania in the final at the Bahir Dar Stadium in Ethiopia on Friday.
  • Thu - Jul 29, 2021: Burundi Set to Host Live Marahaba Music Expo - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [East African] As most African countries battle third and fourth waves of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of music lovers will be converging at the Zone Kinama Stadium in Bujumbura July 30-31 for the Marahaba Music Expo.
  • Wed - Jul 28, 2021: Cecafa U-23 - Tanzania Test Burundi - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Daily News] TANZANIA will play Burundi in the CECAFA U-23 final to be staged this Friday at Bahir Dar International stadium in Ethiopia.
  • Wed - Jul 28, 2021: Cecafa U-23 - Kenya Eliminated By Burundi in Semi-Final - AllAfrica News: Burundi
    [Nation] Kenya on Tuesday crashed out of the Cecafa Under-23 Championship after losing to Burundi 4-2 in post-match penalties in the semi-finals at the Bahir Dar Stadium in Ethiopia.