Pray for: Burundi

Flag for Burundi

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Bujumbura
Population: 13,591,657
% Urban: 14.1 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 45.4 %
Official Language: Kirundi, French. All speak Kirundi. English use widespread
Languages: 4
Literacy Rate: 85 %
Life Expectancy: 61.7 yrs (209/236)
HDI Ranking: 187 / 189
% Christian: 90.5 %
% Evangelical: 27 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 90.5 %
People Groups: 12
Least Reached People Groups: 3
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Burundi

Tier: 1

Type: country

Praise God for relative stability in Burundi after the terrors of the 1990s – when ethnic and political violence saw 300,000 killed – and the unrest of 2015. An elected government now includes both major ethnic groups (Hutu and Tutsi). Pray for genuine respect and cooperation as these two peoples build Burundi’s future together. Decades of violence and the scars of past atrocities are not overcome easily. Building peace is a painstaking process. The 2020 election saw a largely peaceful and successful transition of power from one President to the next – not to be taken for granted! Yet corruption remains a challenge in the country in general. Pray for change that lasts, which only the gospel can bring.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.