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Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term

Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term Africa Report N°23520 May 2016 REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana The full report is available in: Français EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS One year after President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term sparked the crisis, the situation remains critical. The radicalisation of the regime, which had been steadily increasing since the second […]

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Eritrean Regime Has No One to Blame but Itself

OPINION By Hagos Abraha It is not unusual for the Eritrea regime to repeat its make believe claims regarding Ethiopia and the region in general. However, it not always we find respected institutions engaged in such intellectually bankrupt propaganda. Sadly, that was the case with the recent article published by the Nordic Africa Institute. We […]

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Senior UN official warns Burundi’s tensions could fuel violence throughout Great Lakes region

People demonstrate in Bujumbura against a decision by Burundi’s ruling party to nominate President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term (April 2015). Photo: Desire Nimubona/IRIN 22 March 2016 – A climate for inclusive dialogue is urgently required to eradicate the polarization and fragmentation of Burundian society, resulting from the increasing poverty and ongoing political […]

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Burundi rivals agree to hold talks to end crisis

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and opposition politicians have agreed to hold talks to end a 10-month-old crisis, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. After meeting with Nkurunziza and opposition politicians, Ban said on Tuesday that all sides had agreed to “inclusive dialogue” and that the president “confirmed that he would engage in political dialogue. “Burundi’s political […]

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EDITORIAL: Burundi will gain nothing by shifting blame

By: THE NEW TIMES As Burundi sinks deeper into violent political turmoil, it is becoming more clear that lack of serious and sincere efforts to end the deadlock will only make things worse. There has been a continuous barrage of inflammatory utterances from some of the country’s leaders with calculated attempts to pass the buck to […]

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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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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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