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Vol 50 No 18

Published 11th September 2009


The vote and the money

The good news for Burundi is that 80% of the cost of next year's elections - US$45 million, about 5% of the budget - will be paid by foreign donors. The bad news for President Pierre Nkurunziza is that those donors will watch to see that the elections are free and fair. They do not like the arrangements his party is now proposing (see Feature).

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