A New Leader in the Wings for Burundi

April 20, 2020

Presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections will take place in Burundi on May 20. The previous polls in 2015 brought the country to the brink. After the ruling party CNDD-FDD proposed that President Pierre Nkurunziza run for a third term — which was considered unconstitutional by many...

Africa This Month: Pan-Africanism Means Colonial Borders Must Go

July 31, 2016

This month, the African Union launched the first African passports to boost free movement of goods, services and people even as grim challenges buffet the continent. Pan-Africanism is alive and kicking. The idea that all of Africa must come closer together has suffered setbacks but still retains...

Refugees in Africa’s Great Lakes Region: A Perpetual State of Exile

June 16, 2013

Repatriating refugees in the Great Lakes region often disregards individuals' circumstances, and may even put them at risk. A Refugee Life Jean-Marc is Burundian by nationality, but has never lived in Burundi. In 1976, he was born into exile in Rwanda where he lived as a refugee until...