BURUNDI: Revolt of the Hutu

For all its verdant, mountainous beauty, the tiny African nation of Burundi (pop. 4,000,000) has a bloodied and tragic history. Untold thousands have been killed in both Burundi and its neighboring sister-state of Rwanda during periodic tribal wars involving the Hutu majority and the tall, legendary Tutsi overlords. Last week Burundi was recovering from a brief but violent civil war that left an estimated 10,000 dead —including the country's last Tutsi King—and at least 500,000 homeless.

The King was 25-year-old Ntare V, who had returned to Burundi in March after spending six years in exile. Ntare came home after receiving assurances...

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