Prospect of Peace Recedes in Mali

"Rebels, drop your weapons. Let's make peace." "Peace in the north, the south, everywhere." Such were some of the slogans written on placards carried by peaceful protesters in Bamako, the capital of Mali, earli...

Coup Attempt in Burundi–What’s Next?

A few moments ago, Major General Godefroid Niyombare took to the (private) Burundian airwaves to announce that he was ousting President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose bid to secure a third term as head of state has r...

A Ticking Time Bomb in Burundi

Burundi is facing its worst, most volatile political crisis since the end of the 12 year civil war in 2005.  By all accounts, Burundi has been making steady social, political and economic progress since the end...