Agathon Rwasa

Ce site web publie les atrocités des rebelles FNL du Burundi et mène une campagne pour traduire en justice le dirigeant des FNL, Agathon Rwasa. Nous essayons aussi de mettre à nue la question d'impunité en génerale. This website aims to highlight atrocities by the Burundian FNL rebels, and campaigns to see FNL leader Agathon Rwasa brought to justice. We also aim to highlight the issue of impunity worldwide.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Some miscellaneous facts about Burundi

*Burundi is one of the five poorest countries in the world, with a GDP per capita of only $100.

*Elections reputed to be the freest and fairest in modern Africa took place in Burundi in 1993. A few months later, the elected president was assassinated by the Burundian army, plunging the country into vicious civil war.

*In December 2003, FNL rebels ambushed and killed Michael Courtney, the pope's envoy to Burundi. It was the first and only time in history that a Vatican ambassador had been murdered.


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