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Displaced from Burundi – again

TweetIn Burundi, people know only too well the consequences of war. And one of the most tangible consequences of war is displacement. But not only does war lead to displacement, failures to create a viable end to displacement can create … Continue reading

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Atrocities in Beni: Struggling to Make Sense of the Violence

TweetOn 2 June 2016, the Congolese organisation Filimbi asked Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to investigate the ongoing situation near Beni, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the … Continue reading

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Republic of Congo: counting the social cost of recent elections and political violence

TweetIt may not be easy to determine the social cost of the recent presidential elections and ensuing violence in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) but it is evident that it was quite high. On 16 April, following his victory … Continue reading

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Regional and local tensions intertwine in Gambella, as violence claims hundreds of lives

TweetOn 15 April 2016, a cross-border raid from South Sudan into Ethiopia’s Gambella region left more than 200 dead. According to the Ethiopian government, more than 108 women and children were abducted and some 2,000 head of cattle stolen during … Continue reading

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Are international actors steering the right course in Burundi?

TweetThe African Union and UN appear to have found a new sense of urgency, but Burundi’s current crisis will only be resolved if it is seen as part of a longer legacy. Olivier* was studying at the University of Burundi … Continue reading

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Burundi on the brink: what happened to early warning?

TweetAs previously reported by the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), Burundian President Nkurunziza’s decision in late April to run for a third term triggered protests and violence in Bujumbura and set the stage for an attempted coup (see Suicidal for … Continue reading

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The Burundi crisis and the risk of regionalisation

TweetThis blog first appeared on the blog site of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICR2P) Much hope was pinned to the summit of East African Community (EAC) heads of state on 31 May in Dar es Salaam to discuss the situation … Continue reading

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Burundi: no business as usual

TweetIf ever evidence was needed to show that the transition from conflict to sustainable peace is a long, hard road, recent events in Burundi have demonstrated it. The announcement on 23 April 2015 by President Nkurunziza that he would run … Continue reading

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“Suicidal for the nation”: an interview with a Burundian politician in hiding

Tweet(This blog first appeared on African Arguments: read original blog here.) Recent events in Burundi have brought the small nation to international attention, even if action remains wanting. The announcement on 23 April by President Nkurunziza that he would run for … Continue reading

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Ongwen and the ICC: talking justice in Uganda

Tweet(This blog first appeared on the African Arguments website.) The relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and African civil society is certainly an interesting one. On the one hand, the proliferation of conflict on the continent has led to … Continue reading

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