n Conflict Trends - Situation report : Burundi (ONUB)

Volume 2006, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Conflict in Burundi has been on-off, latent and open since the country attained independence on 1 July 1962. More than half a million people died in the years 1965, 1972, 1988 and 1991, and more than 300 000 have died since 1993 following the assassination of the democratically elected President Ndadaye Melchior. After protracted negotiations from 1996, the government of Burundi and the various armed and unarmed opposition parties signed a peace agreement in Arusha, Tanzania in August 2000.

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