Burundi: All Quiet in Burundi? Not Quite.
In 2015, Burundi experienced well-publicised unrest, open government repression, a mass exodus of refugees, and the first signs of a new civil war in the wake of President Pierre… Read more »
Tanzania: 'There Is Pressure On us' - Refugees in Tanzania Pushed to Return
With words and actions, the Tanzanian is pressuring Burundian refugees to go home, putting them at greater risk of abuses. Read more »
December 19, 2017
Burundi: The Burundi Peace Talks Are All Wrong
Not only has the latest round of peace negotiations has failed. It has also fundamentally misdiagnosed the problem in the first place. Read more »
October 03, 2017
Burundi: Burundi's Newest, Biggest Rebel Group
Who are the Popular Forces of Burundi? Read more »
October 02, 2017
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 »
September 22, 2017
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 »
September 01, 2017
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 »
August 15, 2017
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 »
February 21, 2017
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 »
January 20, 2017
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 »
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