Burundi


Burundi Refugees Killed By DCR Security Forces

Thirty-nine Burundian migrants and a Congolese soldier were killed in a clash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week, with reports suggesting as many as 117 migrants were also injured in the incident. The clash took place in the eastern town of Kamanyola in the DRC after Burundian […]


Burundi Government Accused Of Humanitarian Crimes

Since 2015, Burundi has been a topic of concern due to the political uncertainty following the president’s decision to take up a third term in office. After winning the re-election, President Pierre Nkurunziza sparked protests and was criticized for what some would call ‘unconstitutional’ behaviour. Meanwhile, the United Nations Commission […]


The Arena Of Bloodshed And Crimes Against Humanity: The Case Of Burundi

For over a three decades now, African political affairs have been dominated by leaders who ‘’eternalise’’ themselves in power thereby plunging their nations into severe poverty, slow growth rate, civil wars, division, and unending bloodshed. This political situation has been rampant all over the African continent and needs to stop. […]


Waning Strength Of The International Criminal Court?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) seated in the Netherlands has recently suffered numerous blows to its legitimacy as African nations like Burundi, the Gambia, and South Africa all vowed to leave the Court in 2016. The countries’ decisions to withdraw from the Rome Statute, or the foundational legal document of […]


Withdrawal Threats From The ICC And Its Problems To Finding Solutions To International Crimes

Russia’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) left the ICC supporting nations in plea for unification within the courts. This stemmed from the aftermath of withdrawals of South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia from the ICC. The three African nations criticized the ICC for ignoring other crises around the world […]


Genocide Looms In Burundi’s ‘Forgotten Conflict’

  Tensions are mounting between ethnic groups in the central African country of Burundi as violations of human rights increase and the government begins to withdraw from the international community. Turmoil in the country began in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced plans to run for a third term, […]


Withdraw From The ICC, Then What?

About 2 weeks ago, South Africa became the latest African country to indicate its intention to pull out of the ICC (International Criminal Court).[1] This happened just days after Burundi signed its intention to leave.[2] South Africa claimed it was leaving because being part of the ICC was incompatible with […]