Human rights violations are “being committed in a more clandestine, but equally brutal, manner” than in the past. The UN predicts Burundian refugees will top 500,000 by the end of the year.
The rest of the continent has so far remained largely immune from the contagion of international criminal justice sweeping West Africa.
The Christian-vs-Muslim dynamic has changed to intra-Muslim fighting along ethnic lines, and government control is restricted to the capital.
For the first time since Jammeh came to power in 1994, there was open dissent, and there is a feeling of ownership of the country’s future. Three years ago this would have been unimaginable
“It is a sad day for all of Africa’s strong leaders when one of our own forgets to rig an election,” the parody “President Obiang” tweeted
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