A levy in the African Union could be a step towards independence

  Amandine Rushenguziminega is a human rights activist who works at the Pan African Lawyers’ Union (PALU) and leads their research and advocacy on governance and peace & security. Follow her on Twitter @AmIrigoga This article also appeared on OpenDemocracy as

A levy in the African Union could be a step towards independence

  Amandine Rushenguziminega is a human rights activist who works at the Pan African Lawyers’ Union (PALU) and leads their research and advocacy on governance and peace & security. Follow her on Twitter @AmIrigoga This article also appeared on OpenDemocracy as

The Harrowing Journey to Peace in Burundi – The Limitations of Regional Bodies

By Olivier Bucyana – @Olivierbu1   The year is 2015, April 26th to be precise, a cloudy day that remains ingrained in the minds of many Burundians. On that day, concerned citizens of all walks of life decide to exercise

The Harrowing Journey to Peace in Burundi – The Limitations of Regional Bodies

By Olivier Bucyana – @Olivierbu1   The year is 2015, April 26th to be precise, a cloudy day that remains ingrained in the minds of many Burundians. On that day, concerned citizens of all walks of life decide to exercise

THE HARROWING JOURNEY TO PEACE – PART 2

By Olivier Bucyana     The year is 2000 – a glorious year in Burundi’s history. The warring parties of a decade long conflict, whose casualties no one can assert with precision, gather in Arusha to sign the Arusha Peace

THE HARROWING JOURNEY TO PEACE – PART 2

By Olivier Bucyana     The year is 2000 – a glorious year in Burundi’s history. The warring parties of a decade long conflict, whose casualties no one can assert with precision, gather in Arusha to sign the Arusha Peace

THE HARROWING JOURNEY TO PEACE

By Olivier Bucyana   The year is 1993. October 21st to be precise. The streets of Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital city, are quiet when around 2:00 am, gun shots and loud explosions are heard around the presidential palace. Bujumbura’s residents are

THE HARROWING JOURNEY TO PEACE

By Olivier Bucyana   The year is 1993. October 21st to be precise. The streets of Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital city, are quiet when around 2:00 am, gun shots and loud explosions are heard around the presidential palace. Bujumbura’s residents are

Guest Post – Why tackling illicit financial flows offers energy and climate opportunities for Africa

By Mohamed Sultan (@malimsultan) and Stephen Yeboah (@stephen_yeboah) As world leaders converge in July in Addis Ababa for the third international conference on Financing for Development, Mohamed Sultan and Stephen Yeboah discuss the importance of tackling illicit financial flows to bridge Africa’s

Guest Post – Why tackling illicit financial flows offers energy and climate opportunities for Africa

By Mohamed Sultan (@malimsultan) and Stephen Yeboah (@stephen_yeboah) As world leaders converge in July in Addis Ababa for the third international conference on Financing for Development, Mohamed Sultan and Stephen Yeboah discuss the importance of tackling illicit financial flows to bridge Africa’s

Sports: A Means to Build and Unite

By Sira Baldé (@sirabalde)  and Olivier Bucyana (@OlivierBu1) The year is 1995. Nelson Mandela dons the Springbok jersey and cap, and enters the Ellis Park Stadium to timid claps. On that day – June 24th – exactly 20 years ago

Sports: A Means to Build and Unite

By Sira Baldé (@sirabalde)  and Olivier Bucyana (@OlivierBu1) The year is 1995. Nelson Mandela dons the Springbok jersey and cap, and enters the Ellis Park Stadium to timid claps. On that day – June 24th – exactly 20 years ago

Democracy Beyond Elections…

By Olivier Bucyana (@olivierbu1) This post also appeared on Africa at LSE (London School of Economics) and Ideas4development. The wave of democratization that swept through Africa and other regions in the early 1990s paved the way for multi-party elections. People were

Democracy Beyond Elections…

By Olivier Bucyana (@olivierbu1) This post also appeared on Africa at LSE (London School of Economics) and Ideas4development. The wave of democratization that swept through Africa and other regions in the early 1990s paved the way for multi-party elections. People were