COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Republic
Current President: Évariste Ndayishimiye
Population: 11,865,821 (2020)
Land Size: 27,834 sq km (10,747 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Oct 20, 2021: Burundi President Ndayishimiye to Visit Dodoma, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[East African] Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye will make a three-day state visit to Tanzania on Friday.
- Wed - Oct 20, 2021: Burundi Hands Over 11 FLN Militias to Rwanda - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[New Times] Burundi has on Tuesday, October 19 handed over to Rwanda eleven anti-Rwanda fighters of Force Nationale de Libération (FLN) terror outfit.
- Tue - Oct 12, 2021: An Opportunity for the EU to Help Steer Through Reform in Burundi - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[Crisis Group] Reform promises by Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye have led to a marked improvement in relations with the EU. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2021 - Autumn Update, Crisis Group urges the EU and its member states to set benchmarks for Burundian human rights reforms and ensure compliance with EU-Burundi agreements.
- Fri - Oct 8, 2021: Lawyer's Conviction a Travesty of Justice - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[HRW] Nairobi -- The decision in the Court of Appeal of Ngozi to uphold the conviction and five-year prison sentence for a lawyer who had been affiliated to a human rights group in Burundi was a travesty of justice, Human Rights Watch and five other international human rights groups said today. The following is their statement:
- Tue - Oct 5, 2021: In Burundi's Hills, Red Hot Pepper Leads to a Farming Revolution - AllAfrica News: Burundi
[East African] The mist covered the hills and a soft wind blew gently over the fragmented fields of Rwanyege village.