Burundi has not yet dealt with its violent past, and successive leaders have failed to stop state repression. A political dialogue is urgently needed
We don’t know if the coronavirus killed Pierre Nkurunziza. We do know that, in his absence, Burundi has a chance to take the pandemic seriously
The poll is going ahead with virtually no precautions besides prayer to protect citizens against the spread of Covid-19
Whether citizens vote for the ruling party or the opposition, Burundi’s democracy is still in an unfavourable state
The ruling party has chosen its presidential candidate for the country’s upcoming election. The current leader has promised to step aside after three terms, raising many questions about his motives.