Monday, May 18, 2015

Burundi: Elections in Burundi – “A moment of truth”

The people of Burundi are today staring at the edge of a precipice it once dug itself out of decades ago, when rival tribal factions brought mayhem to the streets, in a civil war that took the lives of over two hundred thousand people.

This week’s coup by an army general, who is leading popular opposition to the perverse ruling of the country’s Constitutional Court’s acceptance of president Nkurunziza’s politically retrogressive decision to contest a third term election, may have been foiled by forces loyal to Nkurunziza, but political uncertainty and the threat of further violence remains.

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