Burundi and Rwanda achieve independence from Germany. They had been part of the German colony Deutsche Ostafrika and then held

Sunday, 1 July 1962

Burundi and Rwanda achieve independence from Belgim. Previously, they had been part of the German colony Deutsche Ostafrika and then held as a UN trust territory since World War II. 

Last updated : 19-May-2015

This article was produced by South African History Online on 28-Jun-2012

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