Burundi

Traditional Burundi Hut

Burundi is a small country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the south and east, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. Burundi was ruled as a kingdom by the Tutsi for over two hundred years. It was later a colony occupied by Germany and Belgium. Political unrest occurred throughout the region because of social differences between the Tutsi and Hutu, provoking civil war in Burundi throughout the middle twentieth century. Presently, Burundi is governed as a presidential representative democratic republic. The capital city is Bujumbura.

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Traditional Burundi Hut