What’s next for Burundi?  

By Inside Story

The crisis in Burundi is deepening after the opposition boycotted UN-sponsored talks to reach a deal to end the ongoing standoff. It came after the killing of one of the opposition leaders during street protests.

President Pierre Nkurunziza says he is going ahead with his decision to run for a third term. His critics say the move violates the constitution but Nkurunziza’s supporters disagree, and say a constitutional court ruling allows him to run.

So, what’s next for this African country? And what are the implications of the impasse?

Presenter: Mike Hanna


Alies Rijper, research consultant at ZOA, a nongovernmental organisation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, who focuses on governance and security in Burundi.

Phil Clark, Reader in comparative and international politics in Africa at School of Oriental and African Studies, UK, and a specialist on the African Great Lakes region.

Gervais Abayeho, the Burundi presidential spokesman.

Source:: Al Jazeera


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