Breaking Bad In Burundi: After A Bloody Power Grab, Nkurunziza Now Say’s He’ll Quit In 2020. Will He?

If you were among the many who were pleasantly surprised that Nkurunziza said he’d bow out, be ready to be disappointed

Another Vote, Another Call To Boycott It: Life May Get Worse Before It Gets Better For Many In Burundi

A referendum vote on May 17 could see President Pierre Nkurunziza, in power since 2005, remain in office until 2034

Elections In Africa: Empty Democratic Rituals, But They Still Matter Even Where  Results Are Known Before The Vote

At every stage of wealth creation profits are often redistributed according to private interests. African leaders see themselves as best placed to serve both the national interest and political-ethnic groups they represent.

The Horrors Continue In Burundi, As UN Security Council Discusses Damning Rights Report

“Extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, sexual violence, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and enforced disappearances” continue in Burundi, says UN Commission of Enquiry.

Dirty Dogs And Filth: Shocking Hate Speech Kicks Up More Trouble In Burundi

Among the targets of violent threats has been former president Domitien Ndayizeye after he spoke out against the ruling party’s youth wing’s call for female opposition supporters to be raped or even killed.