Burundi is a small landlocked country in central Africa. It borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda (to the north) and Tanzania. Burundi is one of the Poorest Third World nations in the World and persistent Civil war between Tutsis and Hutus hinder economic development. The president of Burundi seriously curtailed freedom of the press.   Burundi is by lake Tanganyika, there are mountains, plateaus and also valleys. Because most of Burundi is at high altitude the climate is cooler than is typical for that part of Africa. There is a great deal of Savannah but poaching has reduced Burundi's wild life.