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Burundi

Pierre Nkurunziza

Date of Birth: 18 December 1964
Place of Birth: Bujumbura
Died: 8 June 2020


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How not to win friends

Inter-community trade has fallen 31% over the past five years Rwanda and Uganda on the one hand and Kenya and Tanzania on the other are locked in trade wars while Burundi and Rwanda are yet to repair relations since Burundi accused Kigali of organising a putsch against the late president Pierre Nkurunziza...


Life without the 'Supreme Guide'

Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn in as Burundi's president on 18 June 10 days after the sudden death of his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza...


The cost of war

The drawdown was agreed by Amisom leaders last November but Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza and Somalia's President Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed 'Farmajo' have been trying to stop it ever since...


Backers and attackers

Enemies' enemiesIn South Kivu the RNC is playing its part in regional national rivalries by fighting the enemies of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's regime who are located in Congo-K...


Kabila's survival strategy

The Imbonerakure are being supported by Burundi's intelligence services to further President Pierre Nkurunziza's quest to hunt down Rwandan-backed Burundian rebels in the nearby Rusizi Plains local sources say...


Mayhem among the militias

Banyamulenge Tutsi militia in South Kivu who have historically been wary of being used as proxies by Kinshasa or Kigali are under pressure to link up with Rwandan-backed Burundian Résistance pour un État de Droit au Burundi (RED-Tabara) and Forces républicaines du Burundi (Forebu) militias to oppose President Pierre Nkurunziza...


A landslide foretold

Unrest in Burundi has increased massively since President Pierre Nkurunziza's decided to take a third unconstitutional term of office and a coup against him failed in May 2015 just before and his re-election as President the following July...

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The scramble for the chair

Dlamini-Zuma was praised for originally taking a courageous stand on President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term and the Burundian political crisis...


Surviving elections and jihad

How long is the international community likely to want to fund Burundian troops in Somalia at a time when their comrades back home are so actively engaged in suppressing dissent to President Pierre Nkurunziza's increasingly dictatorial rule...


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