Africa’s most volatile regions. Even though the coup appears to have failed, political and ethnic tensions are running high. Burundi’s history of genocide, civil war and refugee exodus are a grim reminder of what might follow.
The attempted ouster of Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, followed days of violent protests against his decision to run for a third term. Confrontations between the police and protesters have left at least 15 dead, including two police officers.
Some protesters have been involved in the stoning and burning of suspected Nkurunziza sympathizers. With the president seemingly determined to hold on to power, the country is dangerously divided.… Seguir leyendo »