- a republic in central Africa, E of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: formerly the S part of the Belgian trust territory of Ruanda-Urundi; gained independence on July 1, 1962. 10,747 sq. mi. (27,834 sq. km). Capital: Bujumbura.
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In 2007, Boggian left the Congo for Burundi after a brief time back in Italy.
The elderly nuns protected women and children in Burundi, then paid with their own lives for their mission.
Commercial trade in human remains is illegal in Burundi and is protected by the same laws, which prohibit human trafficking.
Unlike its famous neighbor Rwanda, the tiny landlocked country of Burundi is difficult to locate on a map.
Has the tiny nation of Burundi become ground zero for a new global black-market trade in human remains?
- a republic in E central Africa: inhabited chiefly by the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa (Pygmy); made part of German East Africa in 1899; part of the Belgian territory of Ruanda-Urundi from 1923 until it became independent in 1962; ethnic violence has erupted at times between Hutu and Tutsi, as in Rwanda; consists mainly of high plateaus along the main Nile-Congo dividing range, dropping rapidly to the Great Rift Valley in the west. Official languages: Kirundi and French. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Burundi franc. Capital: Bujumbura. Pop: 10 888 321 (2013 est). Area: 27 731 sq km (10 707 sq miles)Former name (until 1962): Urundi
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