Burundi is in a Tailspin

Burundi is inching ever closer to disaster.  The crisis began last year, when President Pierre Nkurinziza decided to run for a constitutionally dubious third term in office. That set off protests, a violent suppression of those protests, and a short lived ...

Could Trouble in Burundi Take Down the Whole Region?

Nine months after President Pierre Nkurunziza upended Burundi’s fragile post-conflict peace by announcing he would stand for a third term in office, all indications are the crisis is getting worse rather than better. New evidence of sexual assault by security ...

Another Bad Election in Burundi

Yesterday, amid an ongoing political crisis and unrest, Burundians went to the polls to vote in the country's contentious presidential election. While media reports that at least two people were killed the night before the polls opened, election day came and w...

Burundi’s Bad Elections

A week ago, the first round of highly contested elections took place in Burundi. Initially slated for the end of May, legislative elections were delayed for about a month following the resignation and hasty departure of key staff of the electoral commission. T...

4 Things You Need to Know to Understand Burundi Now

Events are unfolding fast--very fast--in Burundi -- and what happens there matters to the world. Here are four keys for understanding the Burundi coup. What happened to the coup? President Nkurunziza announcing the end of the coup Credit: http://ubmnews.com...