Week 6 Report on Burundi

As the violence stemming from the disputed 29 June 20151, 21 July 20152 and 24 July 20153 rages on, a new trend has emerged targeting senior army officers. High profile army officers have been killed, raising tensions within the army and the country since many believe it may degenerate further into widespread ethnic confrontations. Some of the senior army officers had been accused of participating and orchestrating enforced disappearances, torture and abductions of individuals opposed President Nkurunziza’s third term bid.

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