“Extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, sexual violence, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and enforced disappearances” continue in Burundi, says UN Commission of Enquiry.
Among the targets of violent threats has been former president Domitien Ndayizeye after he spoke out against the ruling party’s youth wing’s call for female opposition supporters to be raped or even killed.
In this election Kagame was really not running against Frank Habineza or Philippe Mpayimana. His real competition were three “invisible” candidates – Rwandan history, Rwandan geography, and the Rwandan land.
In August frustrated voters in South Africa punished the ruling party in municipal elections. Around the same time, the presidents of Zambia and Gabon were re-elected in essentially rigged polls
“The oranges we have are from Tanzania. The mangoes are from Uganda. But they are not as good as Burundian fruit”
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