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colony of Belgium?

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.

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English as Official Language

I've noticed a lot of reverts with the language section. Just to clarify, English is an official language.[1][2][3][4] In addition, I've noticed that some have claimed that the draft law has not come into effect. This is not true.[5] Please do not revert the language edit. If, for whatever reason, you still contest whether English is an official language, please discuss it here. Hesnotblack (talk) 22:30, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

It also passed in the Senate: Loi no 1/ 30 du 3 Novembre 2014 Portant statut des langues au Burundi. Hesnotblack (talk) 19:31, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Made a mistake on the edit summary - said Kiswahilli was official - obviously Kirundi is the sole national language. Hesnotblack (talk) 20:18, 21 March 2018 (UTC)


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Conflicting information needs editing:

The main body of the article, in the sentence culminating in footnote #15, states that the population density of Burundi is 753 people per square mile, while the side bar states that the population density is 1,040.1 people per square mile. That's quite a discrepancy. Would someone like to take a stab at correcting it? I don't have time right now to determine which one is correct, but hopefully someone else will. Thanks! (talk) 18:20, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Is Gitega already capital?

The article listed new capital city of Burundi. But only one source is citied for this, and in this source information is only about decision of the government, furthermore in this source we can read: "Parliament, dominated by the ruling party, must still approve the move." So, no source in the article that capital was formally moved to Gitega. Moreover, information is only about de iure procedure. Have government and president moved to Gitega, or still they are in Bujumbura? If the second then Bujumbura is still de facto capital. Aotearoa (talk) 19:46, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

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