Burundi Doesn't Have Enough Money To Make Money
Burundi hardly has any money or infrastructure. Their best hope may be foreign investment in nickel mining, but political crises hamper any help.By Matt Patston | June 12, 2015
In Burundi, the world's second-poorest country based on per capita GDP, the economy was beyond bleak even before all this. (Video via Voice of America)
The country's latest round of violence, brought on by protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election bid, spell more trouble for Burundi's shaky economy. (Video via U.S. State Department)
Cyclical poverty has haunted the country since the eruption of a 12-year civil war in 1993, which left Burundi with hardly any money and little infrastructure. Burundi's best hope for the future lies in two places: across the sea and under the ground.