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Burundi News

Daily Maverick 
Last August, a SADC ministerial committee decided at a meeting in Maputo to send a SADC secretariat delegation to Burundi to assess its eligibility to join. The secretariat had already done a similar due diligence investigation of Comoros's application. See more..
IWACU English News (satire) (press release) (subscription) (blog) 
Development Action and Regional Integration-ADIR Burundi has organized this 23 March a meeting with all stakeholders in the development of the agro-business. The climate and trade aspects of food security in Burundi as well as the promotion of food ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Since December 2016 more than 600 Burundian young women and men wearing t-shirts printed with the message “I commit to peace for my country” have been busy rehabilitating roads, and cleaning and constructing drainage systems in parts of the capital ... See more..
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AllAfrica.com 
Natural disasters are a real threat with overarching consequences in Burundi nowadays. Drought, floods and the increase of infectious diseases like malaria have recently claimed many lives and worsened the living conditions of many people across the ... See more..
africanews 
A 2016 report by SOS Torture campaign revealed 46 people from 12 provinces in Burundi were arbitrarily executed. The same report reveals the killing of citizens in different areas of the country and abduction of 74 people by the agents of security forces. See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Bujumbura is on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and as such has a different climate. Bujumbura can expect approximately 100mm of rain in every month between November and April. Then, a rapid change to a dry summer lasts until October. Because Burundi ... See more..
Anadolu Agency 
The body of a Burundi police officer was found Monday morning near a church in the northern part of the capital Bujumbura, a police source said. "The body of Col. Charles Ndihokubwayo was found in the courtyard of St. Joseph church in ​​the Ngagara ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
While the world celebrates the International Day of Forests on 21 March of each year, bush fires, agricultural activities, anarchical constructions, illegal fishing, etc. caused by human activities constitute a threat to Burundi forests. Burundi ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Bicycle-taxi users in Bujumbura city say they are confused by people who call themselves members of Solidarity of Bicycle Taxi of Burundi [SOTAVEBU] and ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
(Vatican Radio) The new director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Vatican will be the former head of the Anglican Church in Burundi, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi. A statement from Lambeth Palace ... See more..
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Geography

Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area

Total 27,830 sq km
Land 25,680 sq km
Water 2,150 sq km

Climate

equatorial; high plateau with considerable altitude variation (772 m to 2,670 m above sea level); average annual temperature varies with altitude from 23 to 17 degrees centigrade but is generally moderate as the average altitude is about 1,700 m; average annual rainfall is about 150 cm; two wet seasons (February to May and September to November), and two dry seasons (June to August and December to January) ;
Natural Resources

nickel, uranium, rare earth oxides, peat, cobalt, copper, platinum, vanadium, arable land, hydropower, niobium, tantalum, gold, tin, tungsten, kaolin, limestone ;
Natural Hazards

flooding; landslides; drought
Current Environmental Issues

soil erosion as a result of overgrazing and the expansion of agriculture into marginal lands; deforestation (little forested land remains because of uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel); habitat loss threatens wildlife populations ;

Demographics

Nationality
Burundian
Population
10,888,321 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Burundi is a landlocked, resource-poor country with an underdeveloped manufacturing sector. The economy is predominantly agricultural; agriculture accounts for just over 30% of GDP and employs more than 90% of the population. Burundi's primary exports are coffee and tea, which account for 90% of foreign exchange earnings, though exports are a relatively small share of GDP. Burundi's export earnings - and its ability to pay for imports - rests primarily on weather conditions and international coffee and tea prices. An ethnic-based war that lasted for over a decade resulted in more than 200,000 deaths, forced more than 48,000 refugees into ...See More Tanzania, and displaced 140,000 others internally. Only one in two children go to school, and approximately one in 15 adults has HIV/AIDS. Food, medicine, and electricity remain in short supply. Less than 2% of the population has electricity in its homes. Burundi's GDP grew around 4% annually in 2006-12. Political stability and the end of the civil war have improved aid flows and economic activity has increased, but underlying weaknesses - a high poverty rate, poor education rates, a weak legal system, a poor transportation network, overburdened utilities, and low administrative capacity - risk undermining planned economic reforms. The purchasing power of most Burundians has decreased as wage increases have not kept up with inflation. Burundi will remain heavily dependent on aid from bilateral and multilateral donors - foreign aid represents 42% of Burundi''s national income, the second highest rate in Sub-Saharan Africa. Burundi joined the East African Community in 2009, which should boost Burundi's regional trade ties, and also in 2009 received $700 million in debt relief. Government corruption is hindering the development of a healthy private sector as companies seek to navigate an environment with ever changing rules. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$5.578 billion (2012 est.); $5.363 billion (2011 est.); $5.148 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

1.7% of GDP (2012 est.); 1.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 0.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, cotton, tea, corn, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, cassava (manioc); beef, milk, hides
Industries

light consumer goods such as blankets, shoes, soap, and beer; assembly of imported components; public works construction; food processing