Monday, May 18, 2015

Burundi crisis is not over yet – analysis

What happened during the 13 May coup attempt? What do you understand about the situation on the ground?

Thierry Vircoulon: The coup leaders took advantage of the fact that President Nkurunziza had travelled to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania for a summit of the East African Community. Ironically, the special meeting had been convened by regional heads of state to discuss the crisis in Burundi after three weeks of street protests in the capital city against Nkurunziza’s candidacy for the next election.

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