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This is the last of my food

This is the last of my food

Jul 08, 2011

Laurie MacGregor reports from the Horn of Africa, where 10 million are at risk of starvation

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About Burundi
  • Population: 8.57 million (World Bank, 2011)
  • Capital: Bujumbura
  • Area: 27,816 sq km (10,740 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 49 years (men), 52 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Burundi franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, hides
  • GNI per capita: US $140 (World Bank, 2008)