Fun facts about Burundi – The heart of Africa!

In 1996, Correspondent of Burundi, Venuste Niyongabo led his country to search for the 5,000-meter Olympic title. In the history of history, he won the Burundian gold medal first, winning not only the poorest country by winning the Olympic title, but the Atlantic, Argentina, Taiwan, Mexico and India. But behind these efforts is the poor country that reached the gold medal, one of the deadliest conflicts in the 1990s. By the way, just a year ago, Mr. Niyongabo won bronze medal at the 1500 meter round Swedish Gothenburg World Championship.

Name: Venuste Niyongabo

Height: 5 & 9 "(176 cm)

Weight: 60 kg

Nationality: 1968-1900

Place of Birth: 12-9-1973 [19659002

1995: World Championship – bronze medal (1500m)

1996: Summer Olympics – Gold Medal (5000m)

1992: World Championship Silver Medal (1500m)

1994: Bislett Games –


Did you know – The Republic of Burundi is a small country with 8.5 million people, whose territory is in the mountains (over 2000 meters above sea level), lakes, tropical jungles (about 30%) and rivers Sub-Saharan Africa is fully bordered by Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), Belgium size [1965] 9003] National Independence

Did you know ? under Burundi (the former Rwanda-Urun di) mountainous country, one of the smallest African nations, became independent from the Kingdom of Belgium on 1 July 1962 In the second half of the 20th century, Burundi was one of the first black republics in the world.

Did you know? Despite all the odds, the Burundian team was given the right to compete in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Doha, Qatar, in the mid 1990's, where it was the 15th. Football (or football) is the national sport of the Black Republic followed by tracks, basketball, boxing and water sports.

Burundi and Rwanda were the first republics in Africa after the Central African Republic (Elisabeth Domitien) to become female prime ministers. The daughter of Sylvie Kinigi, Burundi, was elected prime minister in the early 1990s. Burundi was the winner of all six of the ten women in the poverty line. He knew – Coffee has more revenue for the country's economy than the neighboring Rwanda – than any other economic activity. Agriculture is the most important activity (more than 60% of GDP)

United Nations and Burundi

Did you know – on 18 September 1962 Burundi – an area such as Maryland – [19659019] was a member of the United Nations (and several specialized agencies). For nine years, the French-speaking country, referred to as African delegations in Sub-Saharan Africa, was the United Nations Security Council (New York City, America). Meanwhile, in the last decade of the 20th century, Burundi's diplomat Nsanze Terence became one of the most beloved who won the UN Secretary-General's office. By the 60's, the nation joined the Organization of the African Unity (OUA).


Did you know that? About 60 percent of the nation's people are Christians. This religion was introduced in Burundi during the European colonial period. In this context, in September 1990, Pope John Paul II, the Catholic leader of the Vatican, first entered Burundi.


Did you know? in the early 1990s there is a new Constitution that has put an end to a multi-party system.


Did you know that? The Burundi region is home to many plant and animal species, including buffalo, crocodiles, water polo and antelopes. Over the past decades, Burundi rainforests have been home to one of the largest crocodiles in the world. Hutu is the largest ethnic group in the nation (80%), followed by Tutsis (14%) and Twa (1) (1965).


Did you know that? The Burundian Olympic Committee (BOC) sent up to three national championships for the Beijing Summer Olympics in August 2008. The Olympic members include Francine Niyonizegiye (track & field / women's 5000m), Elsie Uwanahoro (swimming / 50m freestyle) and Joachim Nahimirimana (Athletics / Men's Marathon). Contrary to most African countries, Burundi was an international debut in the mid 1990s when he competed in the 26th Olympics in the United States. Before 1996, Burundi did not compete for the Summer Games because of ethnic conflicts and Italian popes. Ironically, the Burundian Olympic gold medal won but never won a regional title in African games.

Diplomatic Relations

Did you know that? From the 2000s Burundi has maintained close ties with a number of foreign governments: America, France, Germany, Belgium, South Africa and the People's Republic of China

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