Burundi: Burundi's Newest, Biggest Rebel Group
Who are the Popular Forces of Burundi? Read more »
Burundi: Burundi Today, Like Yesterday, Needs Sauti Sol
If the youth of Burundi are deprived of the opportunity to sing together for hope, where then should they go? Read more »
Burundi: An Open Letter to Sauti Sol, As You Perform in My Beloved Burundi
I want to believe you don't know about the crimes against humanity committed by the authorities with whom you dine. But I find it difficult. Read more »
Africa: The Burundian Army's Dangerous Over-Reliance On Peacekeeping
Burundi needs international peacekeeping missions to keep its troops paid and happy. Peacekeeping missions need Burundian troops. But for how long? Read more »
Burundi: 2020 - Is President Nkurunziza Already at it Again?
The government claims Burundi is safe, that political disagreements have been resolved, and that the people want term limits removed ahead of 2020. Read more »
Africa: Four Ways in Which the Burundi Crisis Is Far From Over
The government is calling on its 380,000 refugees to return home, claiming the country is safe. Why does no-one believe them? Read more »
Burundi: Three Lessons About the Crisis From Those Who Fled It
Burundi's 327,000 refugees are not mere victims but also active citizens, many remaining actively engaged in the country's problems. Read more »
October 10, 2016
Africa: AU Tried and Failed On Burundi. Time to Try Again.
Unless regional and international organisations act in concert and inject new life into the mediation process, Burundi risks igniting a wider crisis. Read more »
February 16, 2016
Burundi: Burundi's Cross-Ethnic Opposition Under Threat
The opposition to President Nkurunziza counts both Tutsi and Hutu amongst its number. But the cross ethnic nature of the resistance is in danger of being undermined. Read more »
February 03, 2016
Burundi: 'Let Us Be Heard' - Refugees Tell Stories of Ethnic Targeting
Burundi's crisis began as a political dispute, but testimony from refugees suggests that some parties to the conflict may be exploiting Hutu-Tutsi divides. Read more »
January 27, 2016
Burundi: What Can Actually Be Done?
There are few tangible solutions to Burundi's crisis in sight. But there are some positive actions regional and international actors can take. Read more »
January 22, 2016
Burundi: Can Nation Be Pulled Back From the Brink?
Rather than the Rwandan genocide, it is the 1972 genocide of Hutu in Burundi that suggests itself as the most meaningful frame of reference for an understanding of the present… Read more »
December 23, 2015
Burundi: Are International Actors Steering the Right Course?
The African Union and UN appear to have found a new sense of urgency, but Burundi's current crisis will only be resolved if it is seen as part of a longer legacy. Read more »
November 25, 2015
Burundi: Nation Must Avoid Repeating the Mistakes of Arusha
Negotiations in Burundi cannot come soon enough, but as in the 2000 Arusha Accords, a focus on quick short-term solutions will only come back to haunt the country. Read more »
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