LIST OF WARS: DETAILS
Burundi Civil War
Battle deaths: 8,589 
Onesided violence: 7,062 Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2018-07-19 15:52:19
Burundi’s first multiparty national elections were held on June 27, 1993. Melchior Ndadaye of the Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU) won the presidential election, the first person from the Hutu tribe to become the president since the country secured independence from Belgium in 1962. Hutus are the majority ethnic group, at about eighty-five percent, in the country, but the government has been dominated by Tutsis, through the Union for National Progress (UPRONA) political party. Ndadaye was killed in a coup d’état by Tutsi military officers on October 21, 1993.
UCDP: "The most basic way of viewing the parties to the conflict is as a Tutsi government fighting Hutu rebels. However, both sides in the conflict are more complex than this, and have both – to varying extent – altered and evolved over the years. The government side in the conflict has indeed through most of the conflict years been represented by a Tutsi dominated military regime, but its outlook has changed over the years."
Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: ) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University
SOURCES: FATALITY DATA
 Battle deaths: UCDP Battle-Related Deaths Dataset v. 5-2015 (link) (1989-2014) ID: #90
Low: 7,746 High: 13,734
 UCDP One-sided Violence Dataset v. 1.4-2014 (1989-2013)(link) including actors: Government of Burundi, Palipehutu-FNL, CNDD-FDD , Hutu rebels
Low: 6,088 High: 16,205
NOTE ON NATION DATA
NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.
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