Talk:Burundi

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Former good article Burundi was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.

Health Section[edit]

I moved this section previously located under Health to Economy.

"Burundi is a landlocked, resource-poor country with an underdeveloped manufacturing sector. The economy is predominantly agricultural; agriculture accounts for just over 30% of GDP and employs more than 90% of the population. Burundi's primary exports are coffee and tea, which account for 90% of foreign exchange earnings, though exports are a relatively small share of GDP. Burundi's export earnings – and its ability to pay for imports – rests primarily on weather conditions and international coffee and tea prices."

Hifear267 (talk) 16:08, 14 May 2015 (UTC)



Shouldn't there be more information on the 2015/16 crisis? It is relevant and an important issue in Burundi overall.

Also, Isn't the percent of Muslim people in Burundi more than 3%? - Martine N (talk) 03:18, 13 October 2016 Martine N (talk) 19:19, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Religion[edit]

Isn't the percent of Muslim people in Burundi more than 3%?

Martine N (talk) 19:22, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

History[edit]

Shouldn't there be more information on the 2015/16 crisis? It is relevant and an important issue in Burundi overall.

Martine N (talk) 19:23, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

colony of Belgium?[edit]

The main body of the article gives nuances that would not be in the introductory paragraph; but still, is it correct to simply say Burundi was a Belgian colony? I think it is misleading. Perhaps this sentence: "Both Germans and Belgians ruled Burundi and Rwanda as a European colony known as Ruanda-Urundi" could be changed to "Germans ruled Burundi as a colony until it was joined to Rwanda as a Mandate of the League of Nations entrusted to Belgium, which treated it as a colony until independence in 1962." I would also say the whole lede is far too long, with much material that should be moved to the body of the article.