Will Burundi’s New President Seize the Moment?
The sudden death of the outgoing president, the coronavirus pandemic, and an ailing economy mean that wide-ranging reforms are needed more than ever.
Sending Refugees Back Makes the World More Dangerous
Repatriating refugees to dangerous countries violates international law and breeds conflict, instability, and future crises. Regional work visas and long-term integration into host countries are more promising solutions.
Document of the Week: Nixon’s Little-Known Crusade Against Genocide in Burundi
A 1972 memo downplaying the slaughter of Hutus in Burundi stirred an angry scrawled response from the president.
Fleeing Burundi Won’t Protect You From Its Government
A Burundian militia is crossing borders to terrorize refugees and infiltrate the aid agencies that are supposed to protect them.
Is the International Criminal Court Crumbling Before Our Eyes?
With three African countries giving notice that they intend to abandon the ICC, a coordinated exodus might soon be coming.
Burundi Promised More Countries Would Withdraw from the ICC. Now South Africa Has.
Now that Burundi and South Africa have moved to leave the ICC, more African countries are expected to follow.
Washington Is Unhappy That Burundi Is ‘Very Happy’ to Be Leaving the ICC
The Burundian government wants to leave the International Criminal Court. They're well on their way.
Burundi: Sepp Blatter Tried to ‘Bribe’ Our President to Step Down
The disgraced former football chief claims he was asked to intervene in Burundi's political crisis -- and did.
You Can’t Buy Happiness, But You Can Measure It
Report finds that Denmark is the world's happiest country and Burundi is its least.
Rwanda’s Way of Solving Its Refugee Problem? Kick Its Refugees Out.
For months Burundi has accused Rwanda of arming Burundian refugees. Now Rwanda is kicking the refugees out.
The Burundi Intervention That Wasn’t
When the African Union threatened to force a peacekeeping mission, Burundi called its bluff — and threw the pan-African body’s credibility into question in the process.
Burundi Denies Press Crackdown, Then Arrests Two Journalists
Burundi arrested a French journalist and a British photojournalist Thursday, after claiming the country's press is not threatened by the government.
Satellite Images Point Finger at Burundian Forces in Mass Killing
In mid-December, dozens of dead bodies disappeared from Bujumbura's streets. New evidence of mass graves may solve the mystery of where they went — and who’s to blame.
Ahead of U.S. Meetings, Top Burundian Official Denies Mass Rape
In a wide-ranging interview with Foreign Policy, a senior advisor to Burundi's president denied human rights abuses are taking place in his country.
The Last Newspaper in Burundi
Media houses have been shuttered, journalists attacked, and critics of the government murdered. But one broadsheet is still covering the African country's descent into chaos.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2016
From Syria to the South China Sea, the conflicts and crises the world will face in the coming year.
African Union Set to Deploy 5,000 Peacekeepers in Burundi
With the small Central African country spiraling toward chaos, the AU may be about to make an unprecedented decision to force a peacekeeping mission.