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Burundi

Pierre Nkurunziza

Date of Birth: 18/12/1963
Place of Birth: Bujumbura


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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...


More talk talk than walk walk

Like comedian Groucho Marx who once declared that he wouldn't want to join any club that would have him as a member, Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza, South Africa's Jacob Zuma and Gambia's Yahya Jammeh all want to pull their countries out of the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

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Finally, the AU moves in

When a similar AU force was proposed to tackle Burundi's worsening crisis last year, President Pierre Nkurunziza flatly refused and the AU backed down...


New danger in the Kivus

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza will need to recruit experienced fighters to resist and the likelihood is that FDLR combatants currently at large in the Kivus will be the prime candidates...


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