How international solidarity saved an activist’s life in Burundi
Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa is a thorn in his government’s side, so he needed urgent help from supporters abroad when someone tried to assassinate him. By... Read More
“A Green Place, A Good Place”, a classic in African Great Lakes Region history – what’s in it for today’s peacebuilders?
A better understanding of today’s political phenomena as part of a longer historical process, knowledge from precolonial societies about change processes and a more holistic and... Read More
How to address human rights abuses in Burundi?
As many as 400,000 people have fled Burundi since the political crisis began in 2015, triggering mass protests, violence and human rights abuse across the... Read More
Catastrophe in Burundi – the tragic human cost of political deadlock
The international community must face up to the Burundian crisis, because by common consensus it is on the verge of explosive reignition. By reason of... Read More
Burundi withdraws from the International Criminal Court as violence continues
18 months into a violent political crisis in Burundi, the government has announced that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court – an unprecedented... Read More
Burundi on the brink: crisis in central Africa
A year-long crisis has seen violence and alarming human right violations across the country, which is much worse than most people realise.
Updates on peace in the Greater Horn and Great Lakes Region of Africa
TransConflict is pleased to present an update on conflict dynamics and peacebuilding efforts in the Greater Horn and Great Lakes Region in Africa.
In Burundi, we are seeing the creation of an ethnic conflict
It is time for the international community to intervene and send a peace mission; for international media to properly cover this conflict; for the Burundian... Read More
Burundi – crisis and warning
Political violence is escalating in the east African state. The world’s attention and engsgement are urgently needed if a repeat of Rwanda is to be... Read More
Burundi – in the moments of crisis the wise build bridges
The UN Human Rights Council Special Session on preventing further deterioration of the human rights situation in Burundi has well highlighted the dangers. The difficulties... Read More
The effects of extending presidential terms in Africa – the case of Burundi, Uganda and Rwanda
Attempts to extend presidential terms in countries of the Great Lakes region such as Burundi, Uganda and Rwanda are fueling political and social tensions that... Read More
Can community mediation inform conflict resolution approaches in Burundi?
This overview of community mediation in Burundi teaches mediators about the functioning models for local conflict resolution led by Burundians themselves, raises awareness about the importance... Read More
Burundi – storm warning
The danger of violence in Burundi is real, and relatively few people are working for what could be a reasonable compromise: the President leaving power... Read More
Marc Ndarigendane – a Burundian peace maker
Burundi has been hit by several cycles of violence since its independence in 1962, with 1965, 1972, 1988 and 1993 associated with massacres and a... Read More
Ensuring peaceful elections in Burundi
As Burundi prepares for elections in 2015, political tensions are rising. Local peacebuilding organisations – determined to make sure the elections are not marred by... Read More
Burundi at crossroads – tensions are rising ahead of the 2015 elections
Disillusionment is growing in Burundi, with claims that there is a general lack of political will and dishonesty on the part of the government in... Read More
Burundi – problematic reconciliation in the hills
Internally displaced persons of the Ruhororo site are living in difficult conditions amongst an already well established population. Despite the harsh conditions that an IDP... Read More