Electronic journal with a "focus on foreign policy, diplomatic history,
military affairs and military history, and issues of national security,"
Has articles such as"Burundi"
by J. R. Bullington. Published with the cooperation of the Triangle
Institute for Security Studies (T.I.S.S.) based at the University of North
Carolina - Chapel Hill. http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/
"Standards of refugee protection in Tanzania have dropped dramatically
again since late 1999 as scores of Burundian and Rwandese refugees have
been forcibly returned to their countries in violation of Tanzanian law..."
Full text report - AFR 02/02/00, May 2000. http://www.web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/index/AFR020022000
In French and KiRundi. Publishes Flash-Info
(news on Burundi), interviews, political commentary, profiles of Pierre
NGENDANDUMWE (the first Hutu Prime Minister of Burundi), of prince Louis
RWAGASORE (founder UPRONA, Union pour le Progrès National, Prime
Minister-1961, but assassinated, Oct. 1961, 8 months before Independence),
Melchior NDADAYE (a founder of the Parti SAHWANYA-FRODEBU - FROnt pour la
DEmocratie au BUrundi, elected President of Burundi but assassinated Oct.
21, 1993.) Published Ijambo. Facts about Burundi (history, etc.)
Based in Dion-Valmont, Belgium. [KF] http://www.arib.info/
"an open Internet discussion forum for anybody interested in peace,
genocide prevention and repression, socio-economic development and cultural
renaissance in Burundi." The list owner is Jean-Claude Mporamazina.
Links to information and news about Burundi, development organisations /
projects, CVs of possible employees (for those seeking English speakers),
information on tourism, photographs, etc. Maintained by John Jorgensen. http://www.burundi.nu
In French and English. Current news, articles on the economy, politics, security,
provincial map of Burundi (click on the map to see Commune boundaries). Site
based in Tennessee. http://www.burundirealite.org/
Reports on Burundi and the Greater Great Lakes by Jan
Van Eck ( in Adobe pdf 1999 and
2000). The Centre, an independent institute, is associated with the University
of Cape Town. http://ccrweb.ccr.uct.ac.za/
Photographs from Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone
and Somalia taken in 2002 on relief activities of the International
Medical Corps. The IMC site has additional photographs. http://home.earthlink.net/~jechu/africacover.html
"COMESA [formerly the PTA] exists as an organisation of free independent
sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural
and human resources for the good of all their people'. With its 19 member
states and population of 300 million it forms a major integrated trading
block." Has information on customs tariffs by country, road/transport
including road distances, economic profiles for each country (Angola,
Burundi, Comoros, D.R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi,
Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland,
Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) etc. Has the text of Doing Business
with COMESA: the Handbook, legal guides to establishing business,
Stamps from the DRC (from the Independant State Congo 1886-1908 to the present), Burundi, Rwanda. Detailed descriptions, photographs, bibliography. Forgeries. Questions page. Maintained by Guy van Rijn. [KF] http://www.congostamps.com/
National pour la Défense de la Démocratie - Forces pour la Défense de la
Site has closed closed. In French. "un mouvement politico-militaire
24 septembre 1994, en réaction au refus répété de changements démocratiques
militaro-civile au pouvoir depuis 1965." Exile group opposed to
the Burundi government, based in Bruxelles, Belgium. Members are mainly
the Hutu majority population. The group did not participate in the 2000
peace accord. The CNDD's armed wing is the FDD. Has historical background,
press releases, policy documents. Web site based in Belgium.
Guide to the Derscheid microfilm collection of notes, reports and other documents
on Rwanda, Burundi and eastern Congo's Kivu and Oriental provinces (primarily
from the late 1920s - early 1930s). Compiled by Daniel A. Reboussin. Derscheid
was "Professor of Colonial Law of the Institut des Territoires dOutre-Mer
at Antwerp, Secretary-General of the Parc Albert, co-founder of the Institut
International pour la Protection de la Nature,..." The master negative
of the film is at the University of Florida Library, Gainesville. http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/africana/derscheid.htm
[Stanford users see the collection at Call number: DT449 .R8P22 MFILM
Author: Derscheid, J. M. Title: [J. M. Derscheid collection of materials on
Rwanda and Burundi, 1877-1933] [microform].
Provides number of speakers of each language, dialects, linguistic affiliation,
a language map, etc. From the publication, Ethnologue:
Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of
Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes. http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Burundi
In French. Hutu political party. Jean Minani is party president.
Believes that "...seule une démarche démocratique peut
réellement sortir le Burundi du marasme politique, social et économique
dans lequel il se trouve...". Editorials, news, interviews, party
statutes, declarations, and biography of Jean Minani. Web site based in Burundi.
In English, French, Spanish. Provides latest news from the FAO on the
agriculture and food supply situation, country reports the the UN Integrated
Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa. Create custom
maps easily. Maps are about 4 x 4 inches. Select Maps and Satellite
Images. Create maps showing administrative boundaries, cities, roads, rivers,
railroads, population, crops, satellite images of Cold Cloud Duration and
Vegetation Index, etc. http://geoweb.fao.org/
Very fine site. Profiles of internally displaced persons in
over twenty countries. Extensive historical background, political situation,
protection issues, international response, statistics, graphs, maps, sources
used with links to the sources. From the Norwegian Refugee Council, Global IDP
Project, based in Geneva, Switzerland. http://www.db.idpproject.org/Sites/idpSurvey.nsf/wCountries/Burundi
Non-profit which works with human rights organizations and activists in Africa. Formerly the International Human Rights Law Group. Press releases on their programs, has an email list. Its Director is Gay McDougall. Based in Washington, D.C. with offices in Africa. http://www.globalrights.org
Has the full text of Ending Congo's Nightmare: What the U.S. Can Do to Promote Peace in Central Africa. 2003. 40 p. in PDF.
Full text issues of Voices, the Global Rights Magazine. No. 4, Summer 2005 covers Burundi's land crisis (also in French). No. 3, Fall 2004 covers Sudan and Nigeria.
From the United Nations Environment Programme, Global Resource Information Database
(UNEP/GRID). Has landsat maps of the Lac Kivu area showing population centers of refugees,
maps illustrating land cover, elevation, human population growth, vegetation, etc. and
related Great Lakes and gorilla conservation web sites.
"a U.S. foreign policy initiative launched in 1994...to address the
recurring cycle of crisis, instability and famine in the Greater Horn of
Africa region by improving food security and through the establishment of
a system for conflict early warning, prevention and response." http://www.usaid.gov/regions/afr/ghai/
Full text reports from "an independent, nongovernmental organization,
supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide.
It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly." "Human
Rights Watch started in 1978 as Helsinki Watch." Includes "Forbidden. Institutionalizing Discrimination against Gays and Lesbians in Burundi" 2009. Based in New York
Full text, pub. Feb. 2003, 21 p. in
Adobe pdf. "documents the... massacre of at least thirty-two and possibly
more than eighty civilians by Burundian army soldiers." http://hrw.org/backgrounder/africa/burundi/burundi0203.htm
Full text report, June 2000. Covers life in the camps, military
abuses, children, the international response, violations by the government and
by the FNL (Forces Nationales pour la Libération). http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/burundi2/
Full text report. "This report is based on research
conducted in Tanzania in May and June 1998 and October and November 1999."
Topics covered include: The Refugee Camps, Women's Unequal Status in
Burundian Society, Domestic Violence in Tanzanian Camps, Status of Women
and Other Social Problems, Tanzanian government response, etc. [KF] http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/tanzania/
The Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE), is a joint
initiative of the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland and the United
Nations University. INCORE has annotated guides to internet sources on conflict
and ethnicity in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zaire. http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/cds/countries/index.html
The ICG is "a private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening
the capacity of the international community to anticipate, understand and
act to prevent and contain conflict." Full text reports on
Central Africa (Burundi,
the DRC, Rwanda). Based in Brussels, Belgium. http://www.crisisgroup.org/
International inter-university program (based in Geneva, Switzerland)
to collect "grey literature" on the economic, social, and political
aspects of Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Congo-Kinshasa.
The documents, on cd-rom, are sold thru subscription. http://www.grandslacs.net/index.html
"...information on investment procedures, incentives, and opportunities
in sub-Saharan African states." Information on the African countries
was prepared between March and July 2001. Has an annotated map illustrating
Burundis recent business activity. Maintained by James Waters.
A free e-journal based at the University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K..
Has full text articleson Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire. Also articles on Somalia,
Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. http://www.jha.ac/
June 28, 2007 article on the disastrous results in African countries of greenhouse gas emissions. and global warming. CARE staff member - " the negative impact of the West’s carbon emissions will overwhelm the positive effects of aid." Cites crop failtures in Burundi on Lake Tanganyika where "the shoreline has retreated 50 feet" http://select.nytimes.com/2007/06/28/opinion/28kristof.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
A detailed list of the contents of the Rene Lemarchand Collection on
Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire, at the University of Florida Africana Library,
prepared by Dr. Dan Reboussin. [Additional print material on the three
countries is in the Rene Lemarchand Collection, Hoover Archives, Stanford
University.] [KF] http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/africana/lemarcha.htm
Memory and History : Remembering, Forgetting and Forgiving in the life
of the Nation and the Community, An International Conference. Has papers
online (some are in French). Topics include African Modes of
Self-Writing, a memory exhibit for the Lubumbashi Museum, les Luba,
urban women in Lubumbashi, etc. Writers wishing to cite the content of
in their own work need to request permission from the paper authors. [KF]
"an evangelical Christian mission agency working in partnership with
the Anglican church in Burundi, Rwanda, south-western Uganda and the Democratic
Republic of Congo." Links to Scripture
Union Burundi. M.A.M. is based in London.
Scripture Union Burundi: http://www.su-burundi.org/
Site of the well-known museum in Tervuren, Belgium. Information
on programs, exhibitions, publications, their Metafro
InfoSys, "an on-line Web-based information system about the Belgian
data resources related to Central Africa, including Angola, Burundi and Rwanda." http://www.africamuseum.be/
Founded by Nyerere in 1996. Has reports on the Burundi
peace process by Dr. Ikaweba Bunting, Dr. B. Mwansasu, and Mr. Walter
Bgoya. Describes projects on conflict resolution, African unity. [KF] http://www.nyererefoundation.or.tz/
In French. "une organisation de la société civile, politiquement et financièrement indépendante vis-à-vis des pouvoirs publics." Founded 1999 to promote "Transparence, · Objectivité, · Culture démocratique, · Engagement social, · Tolérance." Based in Bujumbura, Burundi. http://www.oag.bi/
Full text reports such as Analyse du processus de décentralisation au Burundi; Analyse de l’importance, de l’utilisation et de la gestion de l’aide accordée au Burundi, Cas du Royaume de Belgique (1995-2004)
Wood carvings from Burundi. "We sell culturally-significant African art from lesser known cultures such as Burundi and Rwanda. We focus on art that will educate the buyer of the artist's way of life. We believe if people can learn about others, they will understand and be more tolerant towards them." The owner is Edouard S. Mutabazi, originally from Rwanda. Based in Conyers, Georgia. http://olevi.com
An inter-governmental organization for French-speaking countries created
in Niamey in 1960 by Leopold S. Senghor, Habib Bourguiba, and Hamani Diori.
(Formerly Agence de cooperation Culturelle et Technique, ACCT). Official
documents (declarations, accords, symposiums, annual summits). Facts
about each African country (from Hachette Livre). http://www.francophonie.org/
For example has full texts on -
3e Symposium de la Francophonie "Coopérer pour la paix dans l'Afrique
des Grands Lacs: quel rôle pour les droits de l'Homme et l'humanitaire?"
Genève, 27-28 septembre 2001
An interdisciplinary electronic journal based at the Department of Peace
Studies, University of
Bradford, UK. The journal aims to publish "high-quality work by
doctoral students and others working in the field of Conflict and Peace
Studies." Articles include, in Issue One, June 2002 -
Pontzeele, Sophie - Burundi 1972 / Rwanda 1994 : l' « efficacité » dramatique
d'une reconstruction idéologique du passé par la presse.
In French. Th. doct. : Changement social : Lille 1 : 2004. Lille (France)
: USTL, 2004. - 529 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. Université des Sciences et Technologies
de Lille - Résumé. - Bibliogr.
: p. 418-426.
Full text of the doctoral thesis. 529 pages, in
33 page paper on the history of Burundi from 1850 to the early 1990s.
A WHITENET country paper on the UN High Commission for Refugees web site.
For other UNHCR reports use the Search.
This organization seeks to serve as an advocate for refugees, was founded in 1979.
Conducts emergency missions, is privately funded. Information on Burundi,
Rwanda, food shortages in Central Africa. Includes the 1995 issues of Rwandan
Repatriation Report. http://www.refintl.org
Information on the Great
Lakes Crisis (Rwanda, Burundi), an extensive collection of newspaper
articles, newswire stories, UN reports, etc. Maintained by the UN Dept.
of Humanitarian Affairs. http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108?OpenForm&emid=SKAR-64FB9M&rc=1
Not a government site. Launched by
a Rwandan university student, Mukaruginiza Tessa, and her American
boyfriend, Brian Luedke, who teaches English in Kigali." (formerly
lafrique.com). Includes photographs and articles about
Burundi and the University of Burundi.
The Network is composed of donor agencies. Has the latest news on the
media (newspapers / radio) in Africa, a directory
of African journalist associations, directory of press centres, full
text media status reports (the media sector in the country,
including the media landscape and its stakeholders, the legal framework,
of donors and the sector's support needs) for Burundi,
Cameroon, Ethiopia, Niger, Togo. For each country, has a "List
of newspapers, completed with indicators on the importance of their audience
average circulation, number of staff...) and addresses," a list of
radio broadcasters, and two maps. [KF] http://www.gret.org/mediapartner/index.htm
In French. Information for visitors, hotels (with tarifs), restaurants
(with average cost), map showing the provinces, population by province,
an extensive history (the source is not given), a chronology
of the 1995-1996 genocide. Has an extensive "archive" of past
news articles from Net Press from 1996. "En mémoire
du Roi Ntare Rugamba (1796-1850) , l'agence Net Press dédie son site à ce
célèbre roi..." The director of the independent l'Agence Net Press
is Jean-Claude Kavumbagu. Based in Bujumbura, Burundi. [KF] http://www.netpress.bi
In Kirundi and French. Programs disconnect in less than a minute. Radio station
formed "with the goal of reducing ethnic conflict and encouraging reconciliation."
Sponsored by Search
for Common Ground, based in Bujumbura, Burundi. http://www.studioijambo.org/
Has risk assessment, conflict analysis reports for 2002, 2003.
Reports are c. 7-9 pages in Adobe pdf. Their Burundi specialist is Prof.
Rene Lemarchand. Swiss
Peace is a peace research institute founded in 1988. "FAST
aims at enhancing the political decision makers' ability to identify critical
developments in a timely manner [to] ......prevent or limit destructive
effects of violent conflict..." http://www.swisspeace.org/fast/afrika_burundi.htm
Current news links to online sources such as the BBC,
South African online newspapers, AllAfrica.com, etc. Background information
on politics, history (a chronology, essays
with photographs), Bujumbura map, etc.
The site owner is Trond Grainge Schjerven. http://homepage.mac.com/trondsc/Burundi/index.html
In French. Opposition Tutsi party founded by Prince Louis Rwagasore. Jean
Baptiste Manwangari is president a.i. News, editorials, statutes, communiques,
photographs. Web site based in Bujumbura, Burundi. [CA KF] http://www.partiuprona.org/
United Nations. Dept. of Public Information. Peace and Security Section.
- The United Nations and Burundi
In Adobe pdf.
Sept. 2000, 4 p.On the UN Office in Burundi, Background from 1999. http://www.un.org/peace/africa/pdf/Burundi.pdf
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the
Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative.
Use the site Search to locate reports such as: Preventing Genocide in Burundi; Postgenocidal Reconstruction
Building Peace in Rwanda and Burundi, by John Prendergast and David Smock; Rwanda: Accountability for War Crimes and Genocide; Peace
Agreements-Burundi (Pretoria and Arusha) http://www.usip.org/
Their Fall 2000 Newsletter has articles on the Lord Resistance Army (Uganda)
and on Burundi. They issue press releases (Burundi, Uganda),
have an online slideshow from a 2000 Rwanda Delegation Trip.