Burundi & Rwanda: rivalry at the heart of Great Lakes crises

André Guichaoua, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne The end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil wars saw a reversal of the political and ethnic dominance in Rwanda in 1994 and Burundi in 2004. This dominance had come into being at independence. In Rwanda, the 1959 revolution overthrew the Tutsi monarchy and brought Hutu elites to …

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View on Private Sector: New investors for East Africa

By Emese Balog Presidents and policymakers from countries in East and Central Africa met in Kampala, Uganda, earlier this month (6 June), to thrash out plans for economic integration. The summit saw the launch of a joint authority to fast-track 14 major infrastructure projects in the Northern Corridor region: a group of countries comprising Burundi, …

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U.S. State Department Cautions American Travelers to Burundi

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security issued a travel warning today for all Americans currently in Burundi or planning to travel there.  Burundi has been experiencing political turmoil resulting from a failed coup attempt against the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The message begins: The …

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Africa News Headlines for 6 February 2015

Botswana minister praised for advocating rights of sex workers Source: Star Africa Zimbabwe leader falls, denial ignites Internet meme Source: USA Today Google predicts massive growth in African e-commerce Source: Business Day / BDLive Nigerian Presidential Elections Postponed? Source: Africa in Transition The China-Africa relationship and what Africa can do to profit Source: London School …

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