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Population: 13.37m
GDP: $3.08bn
Debt: 72.7% of GDP (2024)

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Dubious coup

Opposition leaders are rounded up after claims of a plot to kill the President

Efforts at national reconciliation are threatened by the arrest and maltreatment of opposition leaders after the government claimed that there was a plot to overthrow it and to ass...

Tough talking

Mortar fire in the capital is the rebels' latest negotiating ploy but they've started talking too

After four quiet months, mortar bombs fell again on the northern suburbs of the capital, Bujumbura, on 31 May, destroying a house near the home of Vice-President Alice Nzomukundu. ...

Under new management

The local government elections bring change and hope for a calmer future

Burundi's politics have been transformed by the local government elections on 3 June. Firstly, they passed off peacefully, except in five communes of Bujumbura Rural Province, wher...

How can they vote?

At last, Burundi's constitutional referendum is set for 28 February, or so says Paul Ngarambe, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). The big political o...

The timetable slips

Politicians scramble for power as the transition's end draws near

The transitional government is due to step down on 1 November and - unless swift action is taken - a dangerous power vacuum looms. The 20 October referendum and 1 November general ...

Going Dutch

Peace hopes are rising again after the 19-20 January talks at the Hague between President Domitien Ndayizéyé and Agathon Rwasa, leader of the only militia still fight...

Cart before horse

An offer of aid may tempt the last rebel movement in from the cold

The Bujumbura government and the international donors in the Forum for Burundi may have put the cart before the horse. In Brussels on 13-14 January, they put together US$1.32 billi...

Risky dealings

Military reform and a new national army are key to the South African-led peace efforts (AC Vol 44 No 16). They remain on a knife-edge. Since the 16 November ceasefire, brokered by ...

Zuma's other hotspot

Two rebel factions hold the SA-backed peace process to ransom

Hopes that the installation in late April of President Domitien Ndayizeye, a Hutu, would hasten an end to the fighting have not been realised. Instead, the conflict has worsened an...

Buyoya's boys

In line with the Arusha accord, a Hutu president is taking over from Pierre Buyoya

New President Domitien Ndayizéyé was sworn in on 30 April in Bujumbura, replacing President Pierre Buyoya for the last 18 months of transition to multi-party rule. Nd...

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