Term limits could stave off crisis in Burundi

By Gwynne Dyer, 20 May 2015
photo credit: The Georgia Straight
photo credit: The Georgia Straight
<div class="bucket" data-tab="nav--article"><p>Part of the army rebelled in Burundi last week, not to overthrow the constitution but to save it. The revolt failed after two days of shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, and the generals who led it surrendered. “I hope they won’t kill us,”said the coup leader, Maj.-Gen. Godefroid Niyombare. But like much else in Burundi, that remains up in the air.</p><div class="doodads"></div><p>Burundi, a small, densely populated country (10 million people) in the centre of Africa, has had a relatively good 10 years. After a 12-year civil war that killed 300,000 people, a deal was struck at Arusha in 2005 that made the leader of the Hutu rebel group, Pierre Nkurunziza, the president, but divided the army equally between Hutus and Tutsis</p>
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