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Vol 52 No 11

Published 27th May 2011


Burundi

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Burundi has a few things in common with Rwanda. One is United States’ gratitude for its soldiers’ work in peacekeeping: Rwandans serve in Darfur, Sudan, and Burundians in the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). Another is grenade attacks, far more of them in Burundi than in Rwanda. The big differences are corruption, feeble government and no investors. After visiting President Paul Kagame, General Carter F. Ham, head of the US Africa Command, went to Bujumbura on 11 May.

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