Africa: Will Other African Countries Follow Burundi Out of the ICC?
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been authorised to begin investigations into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi between 26 April 2015 and 26… Read more »
Southern Africa: Burundi Keeps Knocking At SADC's Door
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) may not seem such an exclusive club to many of its own citizens. After all, a few of its members - Swaziland and Zimbabwe spring… Read more »
Burundi: Can Burundi Bury the Ghosts of Its Troubled Past?
Although Burundi has experienced chronic instability of late, this mass grave is not connected to recent events. Not directly, anyway - although modern Burundi continues to be… Read more »
September 08, 2016
East Africa: EAC Must Use Its Leverage in Burundi
Journalist Jean Bigirimana has been missing since 22 July. Two weeks after his disappearance, his colleagues at Iwacu - Burundi's only independent newspaper - received news that a… Read more »
March 11, 2016
Africa: Zuma's Lost Opportunity in Burundi
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has been active on the foreign policy front in the last few weeks - with varying degrees of success. At the end of last month he travelled to… Read more »
February 02, 2016
Africa: Are African Heads of State Dropping the Ball in Burundi?
The question of Burundi, and the deployment of a 5 000-strong African Union (AU) force to the country - against the will of the Burundian government - was always going to pit the… Read more »
January 21, 2016
Africa: Burundi Crisis - Time for South Africa to Lead
Next week, the annual African Union (AU) Summit takes place at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. Not generally an event which generates ground-breaking policy, this summit could… Read more »
January 13, 2016
Africa: Change of Direction for African Union?
Although the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU) emphasises the importance of protecting human rights, the organisation's efforts in this regard were historically… Read more »
January 12, 2016
Africa: What (Else) to Expect in Africa in 2016?
Africa starts the New Year with many burning issues that escalated in 2015 and need urgent action. The crisis in Burundi, where grave human rights violations are continuing, and… Read more »
January 08, 2016
Africa: Burundi a Big Step Forward for the AU
The symbolic value of the African Union's (AU's) decision at the end of last year to send troops to Burundi should not be underestimated. Read more »
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