Burundi is far from alone. Rwanda, Togo, Gabon, Uganda, Chad, Cameroon, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Sudan, Eritrea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have all fiddled with term limits
The Asian Tigers, as well as China, Ethiopia and Rwanda, support the view that autocracies grow more rapidly than democracies – but often lack the leadership renewal that regular free and and fair elections bring about
Results suggest corruption has been normalised in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Young people viewed bribery simply as “eating”, not an ethical aberration. Only Rwandan youth thought it was a big problem.
The First Congo War resulted from an alliance of countries spearheaded by panafricanist liberation movements from Rwanda, Uganda, Eritrea, and Ethiopia that led to the overthrowing of Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997 and resulted in Africa’s deadliest conflict
In 2009 only 6% of Rwandans had access to electricity. In an ambitious push, that could hit 70% this year