BURUNDI JOINED THE EAC FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS.

Burundi, also known as the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked nation located in the Great Rift Valley at the meeting point of East Africa and the African Great Lakes area. 


BURUNDI JOINED THE EAC FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS.


According to official statistics from the World Bank, Burundi's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 2.78 billion US dollars in 2021. Less than 0.01 per cent of the global economy is represented by Burundi's GDP.

Additionally, Burundi was colonized by Belgium, Attained its independence in 1962. It’s an extension of Hutus and Tutsis as part of its major population. It has experienced a number of military coups and counter coups.


After ratifying the agreement, it became a member of the EAC in 2007. As we indicated previously, it has a low GDP and an inadequate annual budget. Kirundi is the official language, along with French, Kiswahili, and English. The nation is referred to be "the heart of Africa" by the general public.


Why does the East African Community matter? To further their common interests, the EAC seeks to broaden and deepen cooperation among the member nations and other regional economic communities in a variety of political, economic, and social areas.


WHY BURUNDI NEEDS EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY?

1) In order to ensure its own security and ensure its political stability

2) Landlockedness, it has to rely on its neighbouring states to effectively participate in international trade.

3) Since Burundi’s ethnic make-up mirrors that of Rwanda, its conflicts are regionalized and they can only be sorted out regionally. Since Rwanda and Tanzania do not see eye to eye, it has to side with Tanzania to survive.

4)To ensure a lasting cure for its ethnic problems

5) Since it’s a small economy, it's characterized by high unemployment rates, therefore the EAC allows it to export its labour force and its skills.

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