The African Union’s intervention in Burundi

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Last week, as political turmoil in Burundi continued to escalate, the African Union (AU) sent a delegation to the troubled East African state. The delegation was headed by South African President Jacob Zuma, and included leaders from Ethiopia, Gabon, Mauritania and Senegal. Shortly prior to that, UN chief Ban Ki-moon was in Burundi as part of international efforts to bring peace and stability to the country.

SAIIA’s Steven Gruzd, the head of our Governance and APRM Programme, spoke to SABC News about the violent political crisis that has followed President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office, and what the future may hold for Burundi.

2 Mar 2016