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We Live in Interesting Times: How the West Views Africa

The Strathink Editorial Team We live in interesting times. Our world today is faster, more connected and, in many ways, smaller than the planet we inhabited just twenty years ago. Yet, one part of our world seems surprising unchanged if we view that region from the perspective of the West—Africa. Despite the profound changes that […]

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Raila accuses AU of encouraging Burundi violence

  Cord leader Raila Odinga has accused the African Union of endorsing human rights abuse by failure to deploy troops to quell the conflict in Burundi, and instead concentrating on withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a press release sent to the Nation, Mr Odinga observed that the country is in the precipice […]

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Burundi: what can actually be done?

From African Arguments Posted on January 27, 2016 by Benjamin Chemouni There are few tangible solutions to Burundi’s crisis in sight. But there are some positive actions regional and international actors can take. The violence in Burundi is evolving and getting worse. Challenges to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule are becoming professionalised, as demonstrated by the attacks on two military […]

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The Last Newspaper in Burundi

DISPATCH from Foreign Policy Media houses have been shuttered, journalists attacked, and critics of the government murdered. But one broadsheet is still covering the African country’s descent into chaos. BY TY MCCORMICK BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Christophe Nkezabahizi toiled for years at Radio Télévision Nationale du Burundi (RTNB), the mouthpiece of a regime that would eventually kill him […]

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Uganda feels the strain of the Burundi crisis

By Samuel Okiror KAMPALA, 11 January 2016 (IRIN) – For the past three years, the war raging across Uganda’s northern border in South Sudan has been pushing its refugee-hosting abilities to breaking point. But it is now the simmering violence to the south in Burundi that could tip the situation over the edge. “We are […]

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Strathink’s Winners and Losers in 2015

Our Winners are Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegne, the People of Eritrea, Tanzanian President John Magufuli and Rwandan President Paul Kagame The Strathink editorial team would like to begin by congratulating Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn on being named AfricaWorld “Man of the Year.” Moreover, the team would like to congratulate the people of Ethiopia for […]

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Are international actors steering the right course in Burundi?

From African Arguments Posted on December 23, 2015 by Lucy Hovil 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. Olivier* was studying at the University of Burundi in April 2015 when unrest began to […]

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Top Burundi leaders reject African Union force

Nairobi (AFP) – Burundi’s government on Tuesday rejected a proposed African Union peacekeeping mission already dubbed an “invasion force” by parliament. Lawmakers on Monday rejected the planned AU force proposed last week amid growing international alarm over spiralling violence in the tiny central African nation. On Tuesday, the National Security Council (NSC) — including the […]

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Burundi Crisis Escalates as Military Bases Attacked

From Foreign Policy The small central African country experienced its worst day of fighting in months. But rumors of genocide are still just that. BY TY MCCORMICK BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundian authorities claimed to have repulsed a coordinated attack by opposition forces on three military installations here on Friday, after heavy fighting rocked the lakeside capital […]

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Burundi: How to Deconstruct Peace

International Crisis Group IPI Global Observatory  | Burundi is back in the spotlight of the world’s media and the agenda of the United Nations Security Council. As recently as two years ago, the country was considered a success story in peacebuilding circles, but now the news is firmly of a negative variety. The UN is trying to prevent […]

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