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.

Burundi Ignored And Nkurunziza Regime Is In Denial, But The Killings And Economic Collapse Continue

Human rights violations are “being committed in a more clandestine, but equally brutal, manner” than in the past. The UN predicts Burundian refugees will top 500,000 by the end of the year.

Burundi, Comoros Keep Banging On SADC’s Door, But No One Is Opening – At Least For Now

Does Nkurunziza hope to tap into the anti-Rwanda sentiment that runs in SADC, fuelled partly by rivalry between Kigali and DRC, a SADC member?