Arusha Accords (Burundi)

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The Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, widely known as the Arusha Accords (French: Accords d'Arusha), was a transitional peace treaty which brought the Burundian Civil War to an end. The agreement, negotiated in Arusha, Tanzania under the mediation of former Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere, were signed on 28 August 2000.[1]

The Accords were based on four points of agreement:[1]

  1. A power-sharing formula, based on an agreed formula of ethnic quotas in politics
  2. Representation of all parties in the state bureaucracy
  3. Constitutional restrictions to prevent any single party becoming excessively powerful
  4. Pathways to integrate former rebels and minority groups in the Burundian armed forces.

The central tenets of the Arusha Accords were subsequently added to the Constitution of Burundi.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Nantulya, Paul (5 August 2015). "Burundi: Why the Arusha Accords are Central". Africa Center for Strategic Studies. Retrieved 12 May 2018.

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