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WATCH: Benjamin Chemouni on the state of things in Burundi
ESID researcher Benjamin Chemouni comments below on the current political climate in Burundi, which has been in a state of violent crisis following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial decision to run for a third term in 2015. Since Nkurunziza’s subsequent re-election, many citizens have been caught in the crossfire of conflict between government and opposition forces, or killed for dissent – and thousands have fled the country altogether.
For more background, read Benjamin’s blog for African Arguments from earlier this year.