Burundi

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Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi, ; République du Burundi, or ), is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge.wikipedia
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Rwanda

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It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and southeast, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Lake Tanganyika lies along its southwestern border.
Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

East Africa

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Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi, ; République du Burundi, or ), is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge.
The German Empire gained control of a large area named German East Africa, comprising present-day Rwanda, Burundi and the mainland part of Tanzania named Tanganyika.

Tanzania

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It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and southeast, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Lake Tanganyika lies along its southwestern border.
It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

Bujumbura

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The capital is Gitega, having moved from Bujumbura in February 2019.
Bujumbura ( or ; ), formerly Usumbura, is the former capital, largest city and main port of Burundi.

Lake Tanganyika

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It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and southeast, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Lake Tanganyika lies along its southwestern border.
The lake is shared between four countries – Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, and Zambia, with Tanzania (46%) and DRC (40%) possessing the majority of the lake.

Gitega

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The capital is Gitega, having moved from Bujumbura in February 2019.
Gitega (formerly Kitega) is the capital and one of the largest cities in Burundi.

Hutu

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The Twa, Hutu and Tutsi peoples have lived in Burundi for at least 500 years.
The Hutu, also known as the Abahutu, are a Bantu ethnic or social group native to the African Great Lakes region of Africa, an area now primarily in Burundi and Rwanda.

Tutsi

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The Twa, Hutu and Tutsi peoples have lived in Burundi for at least 500 years.
The Tutsi form a subgroup of the Banyarwanda and the Barundi people, who reside primarily in Rwanda and Burundi, but with significant populations also found in Uganda and Tanzania.

Kingdom of Burundi

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For more than 200 of those years, Burundi was an independent kingdom, until the beginning of the 20th century, when Germany colonised the region.
The Kingdom of Burundi (Royaume du Burundi) or Kingdom of Urundi (Royaume d'Urundi) was a polity ruled by a traditional monarch in modern-day Republic of Burundi in the Great Lakes region of East Africa.

Burundian unrest (2015–18)

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2015 witnessed large-scale political strife as President Pierre Nkurunziza opted to run for a third term in office, a coup attempt failed and the country's parliamentary and presidential elections were broadly criticised by members of the international community.
On 25 April 2015, the ruling political party in Burundi, the [[National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy]] (CNDD-FDD), announced that the incumbent President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, would run for a third term in the 2015 presidential election.

Burundian Civil War

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Bouts of ethnic cleansing and ultimately two civil wars and genocides during the 1970s and again in the 1990s left the country undeveloped and its population as one of the world's poorest.
The Burundian Civil War was a civil war in Burundi lasting from 1993 to 2005.

Pierre Nkurunziza

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2015 witnessed large-scale political strife as President Pierre Nkurunziza opted to run for a third term in office, a coup attempt failed and the country's parliamentary and presidential elections were broadly criticised by members of the international community.
Pierre Nkurunziza (born 18 December 1963) is a Burundian politician who has been in power in Burundi since 2005.

African Great Lakes

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Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi, ; République du Burundi, or ), is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge.
Countries in the African Great Lakes region (sometimes also called Greater Lakes region) include Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

2015 Burundian legislative election

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2015 witnessed large-scale political strife as President Pierre Nkurunziza opted to run for a third term in office, a coup attempt failed and the country's parliamentary and presidential elections were broadly criticised by members of the international community.
Parliamentary elections were held in Burundi on 29 June 2015.

2015 Burundian presidential election

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2015 witnessed large-scale political strife as President Pierre Nkurunziza opted to run for a third term in office, a coup attempt failed and the country's parliamentary and presidential elections were broadly criticised by members of the international community.
Presidential elections were held in Burundi on 21 July 2015.

Great Lakes Twa

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The Twa, Hutu and Tutsi peoples have lived in Burundi for at least 500 years.
Current populations are found in the states of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

List of political parties in Burundi

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There are currently 21 registered parties in Burundi.
This article lists political parties in Burundi.

Kirundi

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The official languages of Burundi are Kirundi, French and English, Kirundi being recognised officially as the sole national language.
Kirundi, also known as Rundi, is a Bantu language spoken by 9 million people in Burundi and adjacent parts of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as in Uganda.

Ruanda-Urundi

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Both Germans and Belgians ruled Burundi and Rwanda as a European colony known as Ruanda-Urundi.
In 1962, the mandate became independent as the two separate countries of Rwanda and Burundi.

Pierre Buyoya

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On 13 March 1992, Tutsi coup leader Pierre Buyoya established a constitution, which provided for a multi-party political process and reflected multi-party competition.
Major Pierre Buyoya (born 24 November 1949 in Rutovu, Bururi Province) is a Burundian politician who has ruled Burundi twice, from 1987 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2003.

Belgium

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After the First World War and Germany's defeat, it ceded the territory to Belgium.
Belgium assumed control of the German colonies of Ruanda-Urundi (modern-day Rwanda and Burundi) during the war, and in 1924 the League of Nations mandated them to Belgium.

Kibira National Park

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There are two national parks, Kibira National Park to the northwest (a small region of rain forest, adjacent to Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda), and Ruvubu National Park to the northeast (along the Rurubu River, also known as Ruvubu or Ruvuvu).
The Kibira National Park is a national park in northwestern Burundi.

Nyungwe Forest

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There are two national parks, Kibira National Park to the northwest (a small region of rain forest, adjacent to Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda), and Ruvubu National Park to the northeast (along the Rurubu River, also known as Ruvubu or Ruvuvu).
The Nyungwe Forest is located in southwestern Rwanda, on the border with Burundi, where it is contiguous with the Kibira National Park to the south, and Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

Albertine Rift

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Burundi is a part of the Albertine Rift, the western extension of the East African Rift.
The Albertine Rift is the western branch of the East African Rift, covering parts of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

Bururi Province

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The most distant source of the River Nile is the Ruvyironza River in the Bururi Province of Burundi, the Nile is linked from Lake Victoria to its headwaters via the Kagera River to the Ruvyironza River.
Bururi Province is one of the eighteen provinces of Burundi.