Burundi – Denying or hoping just won’t do

I've worked in Burundi with various organisations and issues between 1999 and 2012. I am deeply concerned and thought it is important to keep on creating awareness of what is happening and what it could mean for the future. This is TFF PressInfo # 320 - and you may subcribe get these important and topical [...]

Burundi – Early warning and violence prevention

Burundi is a country with very special characteristics. It's always been in the shadow of Rwanda and relatively neglected by the international community. A very very serious crisis is now unfolding because its president, Pierre Nkurunziza, is willing to risk everything to get elected for a third 5-year time which is very dubious according to [...]

The UN closes its mission in Burundi

This is one more alarming news out of Burundi. TFF and I have been involved there between 1998 and 2012. It was a splendid UN mission for which the Burundian government should have been grateful. But it was always negative to the UN and thought it could solve all problems itself. And only causing more. [...]