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.
Even opposition veteran Tshisekedi’s body has become a source of political tension. The government has not agreed on a location to bury him in Congo and so it has remained in Brussels.
The opposition is deeply fragmented…and the command structure of the state army, the SPLA, may even have broken down too.
Today, some 45 years later, the problems that precipitated the 1972 slaughter – ethnic tensions, populist politics and social inequalities – haven’t disappeared
Doctors are struggling to treat even simple infections due to a severe shortage of medicines, but President Maduro rejected a plan for WHO subsidised medical supplies and shipment of medicines from abroad