Burundi, troubled by civil war since 1993, is becoming more unstable, and non-essential travel to this African nation is not recommended. There has been an increase in fighting and mortar attacks in the vicinity of Bujumbura, the capital, and violent incidents on major roads around the country. Gunfire in the capital has caused many deaths and injuries. The government maintains a curfew in Bujumbura but those hours change from time to time, so be sure to keep up with alterations in curfew schedules.