Buyoya unexpectedly lost the elections and a Hutu government with a mixed cabinet under Melchior Ndadaye followed but within 100 days Ndadaye was assassinated.
More than 200,000 Burundians died during the subsequent conflict and hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries.
After series of Tutsi coups President Pierre Buyoya came to power in 1987.
Buyoya took steps to heal the country and democratic elections were held in 1993.
To go for a group jog in Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital, you must first join a jogging club and register with the government. Perhaps nowhere is jogging more integral than in Burundi.
A 2,000-year-old cave painting in Matobo National Park, in Zimbabwe, depicts a hunter lifting his arms in exultation at the end of a run.
“Some people here ask me ‘how’s Burundi, it’s a hot place! I’m working hard every day, trying to improve as a player and a person. I’m a mature man now.” • The making of Saido Berahino So he was exasperated when another “Hippy Crack” photograph emerged on April 19. If I can play really, really well that also gives me a chance to be in the Under-21s for the (Uefa) tournament. Tony Pulis, and the previous manager Alan Irvine, have helped me to become who I am right now. At the start of the season I had that in my mind, that if I can keep pushing myself, do well for West Brom, people back home in Burundi and here can look up to me. “The good thing about the Under-21 team is there’s a lot of flexibility. It will be up to Gareth where I can feature in the team.
The songs comforted supporters and intimidated the opposition.
The monarch fled abroad, leaving his 18-year-old son in power, who in turn was deposed and a republic was proclaimed, with the Tutsi in power.
Ethnic slaughter in April and May 1972, in response to an attempted uprising, resulted in at least 100,000 people being killed, among them nearly all educated Hutus.
Harassment and intimidation of civil society The Security Council said it remains "deeply concerned" at the political situation and the government's failure to implement a resolution adopted last year calling for the deployment of 228 UN police and human rights monitors.
The government also refused to allow the African Union to send 5 000 peacekeepers, and the council reiterated its concern that the AU has so far been able to deploy only 40 human rights observers and eight military observers.