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By A. Adu Boahen

This historical past bargains with the twenty-year interval among 1880 and 1900, while nearly all of Africa used to be seized and occupied through the Imperial Powers of Europe. Eurocentric issues of view have ruled the learn of this period, yet during this publication, considered one of Africa’s prime historians reinterprets the colonial stories from the viewpoint of the colonized.

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By Virginia Thompson and Richard Adloff. 1984. Out of print. See No. 69. 3. Swaziland, by John J. Grotpeter. 1975. 4. , by Harry A. Gailey. 1987. 5. Botswana, by Richard P. Stevens. 1975. Out of print. See No. 70. 6. Somalia, by Margaret F. Castagno. 1975. 7. , by Samuel Decalo. 1987. Out of print. See No. 61. 8. Burundi, by Warren Weinstein. 1976. Out of print. See No. 73. 9. , by Samuel Decalo. 1996. 10. Lesotho, by Gordon Haliburton. 1977. 11. , by Pascal James Imperato. 1996. 12. Sierra Leone, by Cyril Patrick Foray.

Page v Historical Dictionary of Burundi Ellen K. Eggers African Historical Dictionaries, No. 73 The Scarecrow Press, Inc. , & London 1997 Page vi SCARECROW PRESS, INC. Published in the United States of America by Scarecrow Press, Inc. 4720 Boston Way Lanham, Maryland 20706 4 Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone Kent CT20 2DN, England Copyright © 1997 by Ellen K. Eggers All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.

August 30 Foreign Minister Dr. Pie Masumbuko announces in Kinshasa that Burundi has signed a mutual security agreement with Rwanda and a trade and cultural agreement with Zaire. He also states that Burundi will resume diplomatic relations with China. September 1 Crown Prince Charles Ndizeye, is installed as Mwami Ntare V. In Geneva, the deposed Mwami condemns the "open rebellion against my authority" and claims that his son is being manipulated by extremist elements. The new Mwami calls on the people to heal their tribal divisions.

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