#BurundiSyllabus: Context for the Current Crisis
Central Africa / Elections and Democracy

#BurundiSyllabus: Context for the Current Crisis

The political crisis in Burundi has been rapidly unfolding these past weeks, and subject to much speculation by outside commenters attempting to understand what is happening and why. The situation in the country has both immediate and deeper historical causes, and this “syllabus,” modeled after the #FergusonSyllabus and Baltimore Syllabus, is an attempt to shed … Continue reading

Rwanda 20 Years On: Rose-Tinted Reconciliation
Central Africa / Civil War / Contested History and Memory / Ethnicity

Rwanda 20 Years On: Rose-Tinted Reconciliation

By Martha Unity Flynn, University of Leeds graduate in Politics and International Studies July 4th of this year marked the twentieth anniversary of the end of one hundred days of systematic and state-endorsed massacres that we know today as the Rwandan genocide. Twenty years on, this date not only commemorates the Rwandan Patriotic Forces’ (RPF) … Continue reading