Two areas of central Africa, between Zaire and Tanzania. Formerly part of German East Africa, they were occupied by Belgian Congo forces during World War I and subsequently were administered by Belgium under a League of Nations (later U.N.) mandate. 

They became independent in 1962 as the Republic of Rwanda and the Kingdom of Burundi.

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