A report on BurundiTutsi and Pierre Buyoya

Paul Kagame, a Tutsi and the President of Rwanda
Buyoya, pictured at Chatham House in 2013
Ange Kagame, daughter of Paul Kagame.
Buyoya in 1990
Flag of the Kingdom of Burundi (1962–1966).
Flag of the Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front.
Independence Square and monument in Bujumbura.
A traditional Tutsi wrist guard (igitembe).
Belligerents of the Second Congo War. Burundi backed the rebels.
A traditional Tutsi basket.
View of the capital city Bujumbura in 2006.
Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi in 2005–2020.
Embassy of Burundi in Brussels
Map of Burundi.
Hippos at Kibira National Park in the Northwest of Burundi
A proportional representation of Burundi exports, 2019
Historical development of GDP per capita
Graphical depiction of Burundi's product exports in 28 colour-coded categories in 2009.
Fishermen on Lake Tanganyika.
Bujumbura International Airport terminal in Bujumbura
Bicycles are a popular means of transport in Burundi
Men in colourful dresses and drums
Children in Bujumbura, Burundi
Drums from Gitega.
Football in Burundi.
Carolus Magnus School in Burundi. The school benefits from the campaign "Your Day for Africa" by Aktion Tagwerk.

Pierre Buyoya (24 November 1949 – 17 December 2020) was a Burundian army officer and politician who served two terms as President of Burundi in 1987 to 1993 and 1996 to 2003 as de facto military dictator.

- Pierre Buyoya

They are a Bantu-speaking ethnic group and the second largest of three main ethnic groups in Rwanda and Burundi (the other two being the largest Bantu ethnic group Hutu and the Pygmy group of the Twa).

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An ethnic Tutsi, Buyoya joined the sole legal party, UPRONA and quickly rose through the ranks of the Burundian military.

- Pierre Buyoya

The Twa, Hutu and Tutsi peoples have lived in Burundi for at least 500 years.

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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.

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Pierre Buyoya

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Bagaza in 1978

Jean-Baptiste Bagaza

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Bagaza in 1978
Location of Burundi in Central Africa.

Jean-Baptiste Bagaza (29 August 19464 May 2016) was a Burundian army officer and politician who ruled Burundi as president and de facto military dictator from November 1976 to September 1987.

Born into the Tutsi ethnic group in 1946, Bagaza served in the Burundian military and rose through the ranks under the rule of Michel Micombero after his rise to power in 1966.

A military coup broke out in September 1987, led by Major Pierre Buyoya, while Bagaza was abroad in Quebec, Canada.