Burundi’s Back in the Western Media Spotlight After Expelling Its WHO Head
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Burundi’s Back in the Western Media Spotlight After Expelling Its WHO Head

The tiny East African state of Burundi is back in the Western Mainstream Media spotlight after expelling the national head of the World Health Organization (WHO), which comes just days before its presidential elections and amid international criticism that the ruling party’s rallies are dangerously irresponsible in the context of World War C. *** Burundi…

2018 Outlook: Africa
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2018 Outlook: Africa

Africa’s known for its internal divisions and predisposition to conflicts, especially those which are encouraged from abroad, and it’s with this in mind that there are plenty of reasons to worry about its stability in 2018. Proceeding from North Africa to Southern Africa, Egypt is regularly attacked by terrorists in the Sinai and elsewhere, posing…

Hybrid Wars: Geopolitics of the Central African Highlands and the Great Lakes
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Hybrid Wars: Geopolitics of the Central African Highlands and the Great Lakes

Rwanda and Burundi straddle the African highlands in the central part of the continent, occupying an ultra-strategic position along the transregional border between East and Central Africa. Overpopulated, mostly agricultural, and plagued with a past of ethnic violence, these two similar neighboring states are bound to share an interrelated destiny due to their near-identical demographic…