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Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley at the junction between the African Great Lakes region and East Africa. It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and southeast, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Lake Tanganyika lies along its southwestern border.


Our standard dataset contains 349 entities connected with Burundi. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Burundi. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 275 entities identified as PEPs connected with Burundi.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Commerce, Transport, Industry, & Tourism1--
Minister of Communication, Information Technology, & Media1--
Minister of East African Community Affairs, Youth, Sports, & Culture1--
Minister of Education & Scientific Research1--
Minister of Environment, Agriculture, & Livestock1--
Minister of Finance, Budget, & Economic Planning1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Development Cooperation1--
Minister of Infrastructure, Equipment, & Social Housing1--
Minister of Justice & Keeper of the Government Seals1--
Minister of National Defense & Veteran Affairs1--
Minister of National Solidarity, Social Affairs, Human Rights, & Gender1--
Minister of Public Health & & Fight Against AIDS1--
Minister of Public Service, Labor, & Employment1--
Minister of the Interior, Public Security, & Community Development1--
Minister of Water, Energy, & Minerals1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Assemblée nationale-106104
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador of France to Burundi-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Burundian Ambassador to Germany--1
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Foreign Minister of Burundi-72
First Vice-President of Burundi-6-
Minister of National Defence-32
Second Vice-President of Burundi-5-
Member of the National Assembly of Burundi--4
President of Burundi-31
Minister of Finance of Burundi-21
Education minister of Burundi--2
Minister of Internal Affairs of Burundi-11
Minister of Justice-11
President of the National Assembly of Burundi-11
Vice-President of Burundi-11
Health Minister of Burundi-1-
Minister of Internal Security-1-
Minister of Youth of Burundi-1-
President of the Constitutional Court1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...