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Burundi

Burundi

Population: 10.86 mn.
GDP: $3.48 bn.
Debt: $0.61 bn.

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The cost of war

After a furious but well-hidden row, Burundi is set to withdraw 1,000 soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) force immediately; 4,532 Burundian troops will rem...


Intervention that never was

It was widely believed the AU could send a force to help bring peace to Burundi but the illusion shattered when the AU met in Addis Ababa 

Between 17 December, when the African Union Commission decided to intervene in Burundi, and 31 January, when the AU summiteers in Ethiopia went home, the prospect of an unprecedent...


Hardliners to the fore

The President thinks a coalition will strengthen him but his suspicion of Rwanda grows as fears of civil war increase

Instability is accelerating in the wake of Pierre Nkurunziza's election to a third term as President and his swearing in on 20 August. Two senior officers have been assassinated. G...


UN: 'unfair, unfree'

The United Nations' election observer mission has condemned the 29 June local and legislative elections in Burundi, saying 'the environment was not conducive for free, credible and...


Nkurunziza ploughs on

The President's insistence on persisting with the elections annoys the AU. The EU is considering sanctions

Local and parliamentary elections are still set to take place on 29 June but the presidential poll will only be held on 15 July after President Pierre Nkurunziza conceded a delay a...


Do as I say, not as I do

Perhaps the most dangerous aspect of the Burundian crisis as viewed from the Rwandan capital, Kigali, is the unwelcome spotlight on third – and unconstitutional – terms of office. ...


The President digs in

The murder of an opposition leader will keep tension high right up to polling day. Nkurunziza is sticking to his course

The assassination on 23 May of Zedi Feruzi, leader of a small opposition party, the Union pour la paix et le développement, signalled a major deterioration in the political climate...


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