Burundian nationalism, financed by France

One of my classmates recently mentioned that the grave of King Sobhuza II of Swaziland (the current king‘s father) was financed in part by China.  It put me in mind of this photo from Bujumbura (taken in November 2008):

Here’s Place de la Revolution:

Close-up of the monument’s lovely mosaics:

It did seem well-restored, at the least!

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