People in Gitaza, Burundi. Editorial credit: Rostasedlacek /


Democratic gains made after the 12-year civil war that ended in 2005 are being undone by a shift toward authoritarian politics, and ongoing repression of and violence against the opposition and those perceived to support it.

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Freedom in the World — Burundi Country Report

Burundi is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.