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1.  Burundi CIA Factbook
Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%

10,557,259 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 81
note:estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected


2.  First Vice-President of the Republic Booed By Muslims
Muslims Published in]Muslims who congregated on Friday to say a prayer celebrating the end of their month of fasting booed the first Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi, Dr. Martin Nduwimana.

This incident took place on a football pitch located in Nyakabiga quarter. Ceremonies were led by the chairman of the Burundian Islamic Community (COMIBU), Cheik Salum Issa. Some Muslims began shouting at Dr. Martin Nduwimana -šYou kafir get out of here so that we can pray", as he was delivering a long speech which he, fearing that he might be charged, was obliged to finish quickly. These Muslims were not pleased to see this representative of the government while the former leader of the ruling party, Al Hajji Hussein Radjabu, is imprisoned.


This is the first time a public holiday has b.een granted for Eid al-Fitr

3.  Burundi celebrates Muslim holiday
by BBC NEWS ,Thursday,3 November,2005]
Post-war Burundi has declared the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr a public holiday for the first time.

Information Minister Karenga Ramadhani told the BBC the government wanted to redress an injustice against the minority Muslim community.

He said it was initially thought only 1% of the population was Muslim, but Muslim groups had conducted a census to discover it was between 8% to 10%.

The new government has some prominent Muslims in it, including Mr Ramadhani.