Establishment of Second Burundian Republic 1976

[ 1976 ]

Besides creating deep and lasting hatred on both sides of the ethnic divide, the events of 1972 became the source of considerable tension within the Tutsi minority, thus paving the way for the overthrow of Micombero in 1976 and the advent of the Second Republic under the presidency of Jean-Baptiste Bagaza. Though himself a Tutsi-Hima from Bururi (like Micombero), Bagaza set out to reinvigorate the UPRONA on a scale that Micombero had never contemplated. At the same time every effort was made to bring the Roman Catholic church firmly under the control of the state.

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