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Political Context

Political Context

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Our movement was born in the year 2000, when the political situation was difficult in the country. The civil war broke out in 1993 with the assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye, the first democratically elected Burundian president. Rebel movements were fighting with the regular army and the negotiating process was on its way to Arusha, Tanzania. A clear mistrust characterized the relations between Hutu and Tutsi, the two main ethnic groups. Balkanism according to ethnicity prevailed in some neighborhoods. The image of Burundi was tarnished in the eyes of the international community.