The decision of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term in 2015 triggered a political crisis and widespread violence in that country, with hundreds of thousands of Burundian refugees fleeing to neighboring Tanzania. Three years later, the … Continued
In a place where education can already be so scarce, Sub-Saharan Africa cannot afford to discriminate education from willing students for reasons of stigma or outright discrimination. Recently, Burundi has joined a list of countries including Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leon, … Continued
The political and humanitarian crisis in the East African country of Burundi has evolved along a dangerous and all too familiar pattern since President Nkurunziza won what is believed by some Burundians and the international community as an unconstitutional third … Continued
The implementation of the Arusha agreement in August2000 and the five-year development of a transitional government hinging on power sharing institutions, marked what many assumed to be the end of long standing ethnic violence in Burundi between the Hutu and … Continued
In Africa, more than 13 million people are currently on the run in their own countries. We at Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) refuse to stand by and let this crisis remain silent much longer. Despite the obvious link … Continued
Democracy is not about elections.
In his speach at the African Union on July 28, 2015, President Obama addressed a specific African democracy crisis: the issue of presidential term limits. “I have to also say that Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders … Continued