The landlocked East African country boasts a long tradition of music and poetry that has survived colonial rule by Germany and Belgium, and two brutal civil wars and genocides. Burundi's economy depends on its coffee production. But the nation also boasts a double-edged title: It is the poorest country to have won an Olympic gold medal.

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