Throughout the entire period, central political power has been almost absolute.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
The genocide memory in Rwanda is diverse and dynamic.
The 1994 Rwandan genocide evokes shame, despair, and revulsion.Yet, the events warrant reflection and remind us about the risks of looking the other way.
The prospects for reconciliation are bleak. Formal gestures by the government to nudge the opposition parties to join an intra-Burundi dialogue have consistently failed.
The “quick fix” nature of the Arusha Peace Agreement seems to have come back to haunt Burundi. Ethnic protests threaten to tear the country apart, leading it to the path of a failed state.