Burundi Civil War Essay

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Between 1946 and 2001, there have been around 50 ethnically motivated civil conflicts worldwide; by 2003, all but 16 of them had been settled. By civil conflict, it means a disagreement between domestic actors-government and private groups- over issues that may be economic, political, social, cultural, or any combination of these. I will analyze the cases of civil conflict in Africa that have profound ramifications of peace and stability in Burundi between the Hutu and Tutsi people. My research will also increase our understanding of the nature of divided societies in Africa of the Hutu and Tutsi communities and the three main theories of peacemaking between races. Conflict must be understood as potentially endemic in all political systems. There is a direct connection between the escalation of civil conflict, the retardation of socioeconomic development, and the exacerbation of human misery. A republic that is located east equatorial Africa. Burundi is bordered on the east and south by Tanzania, on the southwest by Lake Tanganyika in the Rift Valley, on the west by the people’s republic of Congo and on the north by Rwanda. The capital city is Bujumbura. Burundi is poor and densely populated, with over four-fifths of the population engaged in subsistence agriculture. The small modern sector, largely based on the export of coffee and tea, has been damaged by an economic embargo imposed by neighboring states in 1996. The ongoing violence since 1993 has caused severe economic disruption and dislocation. Large numbers of internally displaced people have been unable to produce their own food crops and largely depend on international humanitarian assistance These natives were subsequently displaced by Bantu tribes, who were in turn defeated by the Tutsi, who evaded out Ethiopia and who founded the kingdoms of Ruanda and Urundi. The national problem continues to be

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