Burundi has a long history of internal conflict, having emerged from a devastating twelve-year civil war in 2005. Widespread violence has once again erupted across Burundi since President Pierre Nkurunziza, in the face of popular unrest, announced his intention to seek a third term of office in April 2015. The government refused to enter into peace talks with the opposition in early January, and there are fears that the situation could quickly escalate into civil war.
This article briefly explains the conflict:
Particularly worrying is that Burundi has a similar ethnic makeup to neighbouring Rwanda, where there was a gruesome genocide in 1994. Do people think the situation will escalate?
Will Burundi descend into civil war?
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View Poll Results: Will Burundi descend into civil war before the end of June 2016?Yes133.33%No266.67%