n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - Despite the odds, Burundi soldiers on - : Central Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2013, Issue 06
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Burundi citizens seem to have everything against them. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, with minimal resources, a history of instability, internal division and a massive problem of returning refugees. Yet there is hope, growth, and solidarity that may just bring a better future.

Economic signs, while still bad, are showing upward trends. Agricultural production is up. The business climate is improving. This is about a small country that is pulling itself up with sheer determination, hard work, and outside help where it is needed.

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