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Burundi: The next genocide?

By Gwynne Dyer      

The future of an entire country of 10 million people is being put at risk by the president’s personal ambition.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, in the country's capital, Bujumbura, on Feb. 23. United Nations photograph by Eskinder Debebe
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LONDON, U.K.—The good news is that the killing in Burundi has not yet grown into a civil war like the one that killed 300,000 people between 1993 and 2005, let alone a genocide like the one that killed 800,000 people in neighbouring Rwanda in 1994. The bad news is that Burundi is getting there. It’s hard to speak well of Sepp Blatter, the disgraced former head of FIFA, the international football federation. But Africa would owe him a

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