September 1, 2010 /
The Stanley Foundation
The UN Peacebuilding Commission provides "quick win" interventions in fragile states. But can it prove effective in Africa when confusion about the concept and infrastructure of peacebuilding remains...
July 12, 2010 /
In the first two weeks of June, I spent a few days with opposition leader and one-time presidential candidate Alexis Sinduhije.
July 6, 2010 /
Here’s a first-hand look at Burundi’s presidential poll, complete with windy hilltops, colorful rallies, and a very hip election jingle.
July 1, 2010 /
It was literally no surprise that Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza won reelection on Monday.
June 30, 2010 /
I'm in Burundi because it's one of the countries on the UN Peacebuilding Commission's agenda, but I scheduled the trip to coincide with its presidential campaign and elections.
June 25, 2010 /
A coup isn't really a coup until the general commandeers a local radio station. In Africa radio is king.
June 23, 2010 /
Christian Science Monitor
Less than a week away from its first presidential vote since the last armed group laid down their guns, Burundi’s election is still missing a critical ingredient: candidates. Only President Pierre...