n Conflict Trends - Steps towards peace : Burundi's 2006 Ceasefire Agreement - : feature

Volume 2006, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Burundi is a nation that has been beset by ethnic conflict between the dominant Tutsi minority and Hutu majority. Since attaining independence from Belgium in 1961, numerous coups d'état and a violent civil war lasting 13 years have marred the country's history. Despite Burundi's turbulent past, strides are being made to achieve peace. As the country begins to lay a foundation for long-term peace and stability, Burundi's efforts to resolve conflict will impact on the Great Lakes region, and potentially influence moves towards peace on the African continent.

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