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...

Burundi Coup is a Failure

The reinstated president is now citing vague external threats of terrorism, possibly in order to justify a crackdown. “Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has made his first public appearance since a coup attempt last week. At a news conference Sunday at the p...

Burundi is on a Knife’s Edge

Burundi is in the midst of a deepening political crisis that has many observers extremely worried about the prospects of mass violence. Dozens of people have been killed and tens of thousands of people have fled in recent weeks. Yesterday, there was a coup...

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 roiled the country for weeks. His announcement w...

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 of the conflict, which killed an estimated 300,00...

Nervously Watching the DRC Elections from Burundi

As the result of DRC’s election are announced, there is an acute understanding that what happens there may have a dramatic impact on whether this tiny country of just over 8 million continues down a path toward long-sought peace—or whether insecurity creeps back into daily life.