Burundi’s leader died last month. How will the world remember him?
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza was a master of suspense, often stunning observers with last-minute, surprise moves. His death on June 8 at age 55, just two days after an appearance at a volleyball match, had the same effect.
Burundians had elected Nkurunziza’s successor, Évariste Ndayishimiye, on May 20, and the Constitutional Court of Burundi ruled on June 12 that the president-elect be sworn in quickly. With Ndayishimiye inaugurated as president on June 18, the country seems to have avoided a succession crisis.
What will Nkurunziza’s legacy be?
Commentary in the Western media has largely offered a negative take on Nkurunziza’s legacy.… Seguir leyendo »