Burundi

Burundi

by Kristine Brennan

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Overview

Like its neighbors Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the tiny African country of Burundi has a long history of internal violence. Members of the Hutu and Tutsi tribes have often fought for control of Burundi. In 1993, the country's first democratically elected president, a Hutu, was voted into office; his assassination a few months later sparked a civil war that resulted in more than 100,000 deaths and a million refugees. In November 2003, a peace agreement was signed that many observers hoped would end the bloodshed in Burundi. But although the peace has held for a decade, the country is still struggling to recover from its history of ethnic violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422294185
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Evolution of Africa's Major Nations Series
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Robert I. Rotberg 6

The Land of a Thousand Hills 11

From Kingdom to Republic 17

A Government in Turmoil 31

A Struggling Economy 41

A Culture of Mistrust 51

Cities and Communities 61

A Calendar of Burundian Festivals 66

Recipes 68

Glossary 70

Project and Report Ideas 72

Chronology 74

Further Reading/Internet Resources 76

For More Information 77

Index 78

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