interesting perspective on what’s really going on in Burundi.
dont agree with some points but best english language analysis of crisis i,ve seen so far
AllAfrica has a great accumulation of the usual mush you’ve heard so far
genocide, mayhem etc etc
the burundian govt new web portal last updated in july 🙂
but whatever the causes, africa blood is being spilled again in a state where much blood has already been spilt.
another point of interest, the govt sees the African Union force as an invading army. btw who comes up with these names? African Prevention and Protection Mission in Burundi (Maprobu)
CounterPunch: The Burundian government has become a target of Africom, US neocolonial rule in Africa, due to its independent development policies which advocate the creation of a strong state with a multi-vectored foreign policy. Important contracts have been signed in recent years with Russia and China for the exploitation of natural resources such as nickel. The country is also moving closer into the orbit of the BRICS countries.This is why it is being attacked by Western backed political subversion.
Pierre Nkurunziza, the country’s president, is among the most popular leaders in Africa today. The reason for this is quite simple. Since coming to power in 2005, Nkurunziza has built more schools than all the combined rulers since independence. A keen ecologist, Nkurunziza is known to spend weekends working in the fields with peasants. He has initiated a vast tree planting programme to protect the country’s environment. The Burundian government intends to turn the country into a major exporter of fruit and free medical care for pregnant women has been provided in newly constructed healthcare centres throughout the country.