There have been some bright spots, like the rise of more resilient opposition movements in the DRC and Uganda. But elsewhere on the continent, as in Tanzania and Zambia, repression is on the rise.
The amount of land acquired by the rising class of medium-scale African farmers since 2000 far exceeds the amount acquired by foreign investors.
The number of sub-Saharan African countries in debt distress or facing high risk of debt distress rose from 7 in 2013 to 12 in 2016…time for bailouts.
Burundi is far from alone. Rwanda, Togo, Gabon, Uganda, Chad, Cameroon, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Sudan, Eritrea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have all fiddled with term limits
To the contrary, the countries with most neighbours are bettered by the likes of Rwanda, Mauritius and Ghana in having more open borders, with DRC being the most parochial.