Category Archives: Burundi

Land rights and mobility: the unintended consequences of durable solutions in Tanzania

Amelia Kuch

Amelia Kuch takes a look at Tanzania, where durable solutions have been offered to Burundian refugees. New political rules are now in play for these citizens but, as Amelia shows, older ways of organising land and livelihoods in settlement areas are still alive and well.  Amelia is a PhD candidate in African Studies at the University of […]

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Sanctions against Burundi: What can history teach us?

JUlia G

Julia Grauvogel looks at the sanction campaign against Burundi in the 1990s and asks what it can tell us about prospects for international intervention today. Julia is a Research Fellow at GIGA. Her research on sanctions has recently been published in the Journal of Modern African Studies.

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Two petitions calling for political action in Burundi

If you are worried about developments in Burundi, here are two opportunities to sign petitions calling for political action.

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Riots in the streets of Bujumbura: Burundi’s democracy at crossroads


JB Falisse gives us the latest on the riots in Bujumbura and explores what they might mean for Burundi’s political future. Jean-Benoît is a PhD candidate in International Development  at the University of Oxford.

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The 2015 elections in Burundi: towards authoritarianism or democratic consolidation?


In this blog, Benjamin Chemouni looks at the prospects for Burundi’s 2015 election, and the future of the post-conflict settlement. Benjamin is a PhD candidate in the Department of International Development, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research explores the variation of state effectiveness between Rwanda and Burundi.

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Filmmaker Dupont on her new film ‘Demokarasi’


In ‘Demokarasi’, CBC journalist and filmmaker Marie-Claude Dupont looks back at the Burundi post-civil war 2010 elections. The plot is already known; the ruling party CNDD-FDD, heir of the main former Hutu rebel movement, will remain in place and its main contenders will soon leave the democratic debate. ‘Demokarasi’ is a story of broken hopes […]

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Reflecting back, looking forward: Association for Peace and Human Rights


As the new year is getting under way, Democracy in Africa has asked key groups and individuals to reflect on developments in Africa during 2012, and look forward to 2013. We have invited them to share with us their insights and predictions, their hopes and their fears. Here, we speak to  René Claude Niyonkuru, Executive Director of the Association […]

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Burundi at 50: back to a one-party state?

Burundi at 50

As Burundi celebrates half a century of independence, we hear from a researcher in the country who shares their opinion on the state of the nation in Burundi and the prospects for a democratic future… Last July, Burundi celebrated the golden jubilee of its independence from Belgium. In the streets of the capital city Bujumbura, […]

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