- Presidential elections will be held in Burundi in June 2015. Pray for stability and peace in the nation during this political process. Pray for decisions that benefit and bless the people of the nation.
- Pray for economic recovery and growth.
- Pray for Burundian women in Aglow to thirst for the work of the Lord. May they be motivated by their delight in the Lord and His Presence guiding their lives.
- Pray for Aglow leaders to grow in their calling and destiny.
- We proclaim an awakening in this generation of Burundi. May the people of Burundi be filled with grace and know the abundance of God’s resources for them.
Background: Burundi’s first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years. Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries.
An internationally brokered power-sharing agreement between the Tutsi-dominated government and the Hutu rebels in 2003 paved the way for a transition process that led to an integrated defense force, established a new constitution in 2005, and elected a majority Hutu government in 2005. The government of President Pierre NKURUNZIZA, who was reelected in 2010, continues to face many political and economic challenges.
Government Type: republic
Population: 1,060,714 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, Europeans 3,000, South Asians 2,000
Languages: Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)
Religions: Christian 82.8% (Roman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant 21.4%), Muslim 2.5%, Adventist 2.3%, other 6.5%, unknown 5.9% (2008 census)
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