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Burundi

Republic of S central Africa, on the NE shore of Lake Tanganyika, with its capital at Bujumbura. By the 17th century the area was inhabited by the Hima people, who pursued policies of expansion into neighboring regions throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1890 Burundi became part of German East Africa but was awarded to Belgium as Ruand a-Urundi after World War I. Burundi became independent in 1962 and became a republic in 1966. Melchior Ndadaye, a Hutu, won the nation’s first democratic presidential election in 1991. Ndadaye was assassinated in an attempted coup in 1993, sparking “la crise” or “crisis.” La crise is an ethnic civil war between Hutu and Tutsi that has claimed nearly 200,000 lives in fighting between Hutu militias and the Tutsi-dominated military. At least 500,000 Burundians, mainly Hutus, who fled the fighting are still living in refugee camps in neighboring Tanzania and the Congo.


     

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the african quarter of brussels attracts tourists

Brussels matonge quarter, which until recently had a reputation as a dirty, poor and dangerous enough, turned into a popular place among tourists and Belgian youth. Here are concentrated the most unu... read more

the first nudist beach in south korea to be or not to be

One of the South Korean provinces under the name of Gangwon-do in the near future plans to open the first and only beach for nudists. Local authorities believe that this will attract more tourists. ... read more

the shroud of turin once again demonstrate to the public

Unique artifact, the shroud of Turin after a gap of almost five years has once again become available to the public. At the main Catholic Church of Turin's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Holy... read more

new excursion destination in spain

Several Spanish regions have decided to unite through a project called Corklandtour. It aims to familiarize the tourists with the biological diversity of local cork forests. Next year the tour will b... read more

new york silence

In one of the restaurants in new York city, which is located in Northern Brooklyn, is now forbidden to talk during meals. This concept is called "quiet restaurant" was invented by a chef Nicholas Nau... read more