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Education in Burundi

OFFICIAL NAME: Burundi

CAPITAL CITY: Bujumbura

POPULATION: 10,700,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)

AREA: 25,680 km²

OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: rundi, French, Swahili

RELIGION: Catholics 65%, natives religions 19%, Muslims 2%, Protestants 14%

CURRENCY: Burundi-Franc

CURRENCY CODE: BIF

ENGLISH NAME: burundi

INDEPENDENCE: 1962

POPULATION COMPOSITION: hutu 85%, tutsi 14%, two 1%

GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 336 (2014)

LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 58.5 years, women 62 years (2015)

LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, HDI: 0389

LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, POSITION: 180

INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .bee

Burundi, Republic of Central Africa, forms the southern part of the former Belgian colony of Rwanda-Urundi. The country's history has been heavily influenced by the conflict between the two ethnic groups of Hutu and Tutsi.

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Burundi - religion

Burundi - religion, The population is predominantly Catholic, approximately 60% in 1992. The Catholic Church hereby replaces or supplements the traditional religions that have ancestral worship at its center. Among the Protestant denominations, the Pentecostal movement is highly placed. It's about. 2% Muslims.

Burundi - Constitution

Burundi Constitution, In 2004, Parliament passed a new provisional constitution, which was approved by a referendum in February 2005. The same year, the first elections were held since 1993.

The executive resides with a president elected by parliament for three years, but the period is divided equally between a Hutu and a Tutsi. The president is both the head of state and the head of government and appoints the members of the government, 30% of whom must be women.

The legislative power lies with a parliament with two chambers. The lower house, the National Assembly, has approximately 140 members, and it must be made up of civil society representatives and most of the parties to the peace agreement. Members are elected in direct elections for five-year terms, and 60% must be Hutus, 40% Tutsis. The House of Commons, the Senate, continues the transition period with its current 54 members, also distributed with 60% Hutus and 40% Tutsis. Then it has to be changed to 34 seats being filled by indirect elections for a 5-year term, while the remaining 20 are allocated to ethnic groups and former heads of state.

Burundi - health conditions

Burundi - health conditions, In the 1990's, the health system was decentralized, but it proved difficult for local communities to improve health conditions. It was centrally decided to develop vaccination and supply programs for essential medicines, as well as family planning and AIDS control programs.

Population growth remains high, near 3%, and average life expectancy is 2/3 of the corresponding Danish. Only approximately 60% of the population have access to health facilities and only 10% have sufficient good sanitary conditions. It is reflected by the high incidence of diarrheal diseases, especially dysentery. Burundi's location in an old mountain area causes a lack of iodine; Thyroid diseases are therefore common diseases. Changes in the natural environment, especially due to forest precipitation, have meant that the malignant malaria parasite has spread. It has caused major epidemics of malaria. approximately 4% of GDP is spent on health.

 
 
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