Burundi

About Burundi

Capital: Bujumbura
Population estimate: 11,466,756
Area: 27,830 square kilometers
Borders: Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, Rwanda to the North, Tanzania to the East and South
Independence day: 1st July 1962
Communities: 3
President: Pierre Nkurunziza
Major religion: Christianity
Other common religions: Islam
Currency: Burundi francs (BIF)
Main issues affecting country: International disputes (Burundi and Rwanda), refugees and internally displaced persons, trafficking in persons
Interesting fact: Burundi is one of the smallest countries in Africa

Country Analysis

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February 2019

In China, Burundi finds a friend, even in hardship. China donated USD 22 million to build the presidential palace in ...
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January 2019

Burundi continues to be politically divided and is facing international isolation after months of unrest. The troubles began when President ...
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December 2018

The country is still battling the aftermath of the 2015 political crisis, following a failed coup on May 13, 2015 ...
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