Burundi is a country located in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa. Bujumbara is the country's capital. Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world due to poor access to education, a high incidence of HIV/AIDS, and corruption. Although Burundi is a poor country, it contains two primary natural resources of copper and cobalt.
Burundi's government is a representative democratic republic. The legislation is a bicameral assembly where the legislation comprises two houses. Burundi's constitution mandates representation in the Transitional National Assembly to be represented as 60% Hutu, 40% Tutsi, and 30% female members, which includes three Batwa members. Members of the National Assembly get elected by popular vote and serve for five year terms at a time. There is political unrest due to the social differences of the Tutsi and Hutu due to the Rwanda Genocide where Hutu militias targeted Tutsi's. Burundi is heavily populated due to emigration.