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.

People gather in Myanmar to protest the February 1, 2021 military coup. (Image credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Freedom in the World — Burundi Country Report

Burundi is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.