The Twa, Hutu and Tutsi peoples have lived in Burundi for at least five hundred years. For more than 200 years, Burundi was an independent kingdom. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Germany colonized the region. After the First World War and Germany's defeat, it ceded the territory to Belgium. The Belgians ruled Burundi and Rwanda as a European colony known as Ruanda-Urundi. Their intervention exacerbated social differences between the Tutsi and Hutu, and contributed to political unrest in the region. Burundi gained independence in 1962 and initially had a monarchy, but a series of assassinations, coups, and a general climate of regional instability culminated in the establishment of a republic and one-party state in 1966. 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. 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 criticized by members of the international community.
In 2020, WFP supported the food and nutrition needs of 1.07 million vulnerable people throughout Burundi, out of 1.3 million planned ... WFP's Global Air Service facilitated humanitarian flights in and out of Burundi, allowing for transportation of humanitarian staff amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ramaphosa did not violate the Constitution but some of the changes he announced raised eyebrows. Professor Bheki Mngomezulu. On August 5 PresidentCyril Ramaphosa took a decision to reshuffle his Cabinet for the first time ... Thus, the question arises ... She was accused of “smuggling” a young woman from Burundi into the country using an air force jet.
Several other outlets are still unable to operate in Burundi, including VOA, which has been suspended since 2018 for allegedly airing content that lacked balance and which was prejudicial to Burundi’s relations with the United Nations, CPJ documented at the time ... with Burundi.
But according to corroborating sources within the ruling regime, the minister was dismissed for the illegal sale of the last plane of the now defunct Air Burundi and for allegedly embezzling funds intended to go towards the country's future flagship carrier Burundi Airlines.
12 (Xinhua) -- The government of Burundi on Monday ... Other measures effective from Monday included closing all land and water borders, extending the quarantine period for travelers entering Burundi by air from three days to seven days and conducting two COVID-19 tests for them.