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.
It is desirable that the objectives of the customs union, common market and monetary union, as well as easier cross-border movement of goods, people and services, be realized," Kenyatta said ... The EAC is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania.
With opposition parties partly banned, journalists imprisoned and reports of torture, PresidentPierre Nkurunziza is rooting out critical voices in Burundi... Some pressure is however coming from the region, where the East African Community (EAC) is gaining foothold and establishing a common market that includes Burundi.
Prices of staple cereals were most elevated in Sudan, SouthSudan, Ethiopia and Burundi, while they were relatively lower in Uganda and Kenya... By close of the year, maize prices were more than 50% higher than the long-term average in most markets, this was particularly true for markets across Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia & Burundi (Map1).
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The farm, which makes daily sales of about 40 tons of rice, also provides a ready market for the farmer's rice through its out-grower model where millions of acres of land will be opened up for rice farming across the country ... Some of the rice has been exported to regional markets like neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
This development has been attributed to the safeguard granted by Comesa (CommonMarket for Eastern and Southern Africa) since 2002, when the government sought protection from the importation of cheap sugar from the region ... prices given the uncertainties in the global sugar market.
Most of them sleep in their trucks. There are no toilet facilities. Drivers with positive tests are turned back ... Now, he says, he’s stuck ... The major-highway congestion has choked off deliveries in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. “Can you imagine that revenue that is not entering the Ugandan market?” driver Peter Karanja Kamau asked ... ....
"From Bosnia to Burundi, people have always told me that in times of crisis, the majority of people in society are being more attentive of their neighbors, more appreciative of a meal and more polite on the street," writes the commentator ... From Bosnia to Burundi, people ...