Burundi asks Belgium for reparations for its colonial past

For Germany, the Burundian experts of the truth commission did calculate an amount: 43 billion dollars, or 36 billion euros. “That is about one specific event”, says Stef Vandeginste. “Germany imposed a ‘fine’ on the Burundian king in 1903 for resisting German rule, which amounted to 424 cows at the time.” The Burundian historians and … Read more