Burundi Stifling Dissent

crisisgroup on 2014-01-11 06:02:42 reviews [0]

Due to the 2010 electoral impasse in Burundi, the Arusha agreement has been replaced by a de facto one-party system, characterised by the end of dialogue between the ruling party and the opposition, the government's authoritarian drift and the resumption of political violence. Today, the only possible checks on power come from the media and civil society, but journalists and activists are under threat from government crackdown.

Our Communications Officer, Samer Abu Rass, visited Bujumbura where he discussed the government's creeping authoritarianism with journalists, civil society actors, and lawyers.
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