A shift in Power Structure Awaits the Fate of Burundi

After the failure of the coup attempt against Nkurunziza’s third term bid in May 2015, it is likely that the incumbent President’s tactics of divide and rule have backfired against him this time as the inner circle Generals too, to an extent have supported the candidacy of Army General Evariste Ndayishimiye. The politics of Nkurunziza’s inner circle is greatly subjected to loyalties based on regional origins that Nkurunziza since 2015 has pursued by putting a divide among his inner circle and playing different regional loyalties off against each other. Nkurunziza seeks a fourth term and the International Criminal Court (ICC) opening up a case against Nkurunziza over alleged human-rights abuse would increase the likelihood of Nkurunziza seeking to remain in office, to better avoid prosecution. https://www.newdelhitimes.com/a-shift-in-power-structure-awaits-the-fate-of-burundi/

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