Burundi

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  • Conflict And Conflict In Burundi

    Burundi is a small country that is part of the Great Lakes region bordering Rwanda to the North, Tanzania to the South and East, and the DRC to the West. There are three ethnic groups in Burundi, namely the Tutsi (14%), Hutu (85%), and the Twa (1%). The background of the conflict and peace processes in Burundi is an extremely complicated one, considerably obscured by the lack of consensus on the historical accounts presented by different actors. This review highlights some historical facts about the conflicts in Burundi with a colossal focus on the missions that were initiated to build and sustain peace in the country. Burundi has experienced decades of conflict since gaining its independence in 1962 from Belgium. The violent conflicts that…

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  • Burundi Genocide

    As a result of devastating conflicts, the average person in Burundi makes only 560 USD a year; which is barely enough to feed themselves about three months; there is not much happiness in Burundi. More than 66% of the nation are below the poverty line and over 58% of the whole population is starving and/or malnourished. The nation fell into this extreme poverty and starvation about 15 years ago; during a period of civil war between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes. The civil war ended in 2005, but the…

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  • Inequity Issues In Burundi

    Introduction Burundi is situated in the continent of Africa and the capital city of Burundi is Bujumbura. Rwanda, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of the Congo are its neighbouring countries. 62.1% of people in Burundi are catholic because Christianity is Burundi’s main religion. The population is divided into two main groups called the Hutu and the Tutsi. Hutu forms around 85% of the Burundian population and Tutsi takes up around 14%. In 1993-2005 there was a civil war between Hutu and Tutsi…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Refugee Camps

    Before Deo was able to escape the harsh conditions of the civil war, he had no other choice but to stay in a refugee camp. Refugee camps aim to meet basic human needs, but the lack of space and infrastructure usually only allows refugees to settle temporarily. Most people seek refugee camps because they have escaped war in their home country and are seeking asylum that is granted in another country. These camps provide food and medicine; however, most people face infectious diseases and…

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  • Rwanda Civil War

    Germany and then Belgium in the early 1900s. The Belgian rulers had openly favored the Tutsi as they thought that the Tutsi were more superior and that they had a ‘more European’ appearance. This led to the Tutsi having reserved educational privileges as well as governmental jobs. The Belgian colonial campaign began to crumble and they had rushed for an election which led to the Hutus gaining power in Rwanda and the Tutsi who had gained power in neighboring Burundi, by 1994, Rwanda had become…

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  • Essay On Gihembe Refugees

    of these settlements. The others are Kigeme, Kiziba, Mahama, Mugombwa, and Nyabiheke. As of March 2015, Gihembe was hosting 14,774 individuals in a settlement that is built on 40-hectares of land. It is located in Byumba town in the Northern Province and was established in December 1997 to host Congolese refugees who fled conflicts in the Eastern DRC. They were initially hosted at Mudende camp in the Rubavu District, but were relocated to Gihembe which is far from the border. This was…

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  • AMISOM And Its Effect On Africa

    AMISOM is made up of thousands of soldiers from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Djibouti, Sierra Leone and others starting in 2007. Siad Barre ruled as a military dictator and as a president during the last period of relative peace. In 1991, Civil War broke out and the misery began. Various international missions tried to intervene with bloody results. In 1993, A US helicopter squadron got ambushed trying to contain warlords in Mogadishu. Rocket propelled grenades took down several airships and 18…

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  • The Impacts Of Agriculture In Burundi

    The land in Burundi is arid and not arable. “Land fragmentation, stagnant or declining yields, falling soil fertility, the absence of inputs and improved breeds of livestock, and low levels of technical knowledge have prevented farmers from boosting production and increasing their incomes.” (New Agriculturalist) A potential result of this land fragmentation and falling soil fertility would be that the land would become so arid that no crops would grow. However, the country is taking steps to…

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  • Paul Rusesabagina An Ordinary Man Analysis

    Around eight hundred thousand people were killed during the Rwandan genocide in 1942. Paul Rusesabagina, author of An Ordinary Man, sheltered and saved the lives of over twelve hundred would-have-been victims. The following quotes are important pertaining to the plot of the story and the challenges that the author faced. “We are a nation that loves to take people into our homes. I suppose our values are very much like the Bedouin of the Middle East, for whom sheltering and defending strangers is…

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  • Genocide In Nigeria Essay

    Christians are targeted in some parts of the world. Christians in Nigeria suffered an attack on Christmas day, harming several with some even ending in death. The attack was on a church, and it was done by Islamist insurgents (USCCB Freedom 1). A Christian village in Egypt was devastated when their houses and shops were burned down, and the perpetrators tried to turn their church into a mosque or hospital after breaking into it. Christians are the targets for violence in Iraq as the U.S. pulls…

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