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What will it take to solve the Burundi crisis?
Date: 21 July 2016
Time: 10h30 - 12h30
Venue: Conference room, ISS Pretoria, Block C, Brooklyn Court, map

This event is being webcast live, to access the webcast click here

Despite regional and international efforts, Burundi remains embroiled in a crisis that has seen hundreds killed and thousands fleeing the country seeking refuge.

In April 2015, Burundi’s ruling party announced President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate for presidential elections – and a third term in power – sparking widespread protests and crackdowns by state security forces. What is driving this continued crisis and what can be done about it?

Burundi experts will provide a comprehensive analysis of the situation, identifying key drivers and players behind the conflict. They will discuss lessons and opportunities for actors such as the African Union and United Nations, as well as civil society and the diplomatic community. The seminar will launch two new reports presenting the latest analysis from the ISS on Burundi. Read the reports here:

Chair: Dr Nelson Alusala, Senior Research Associate, ISS


  • Stephanie Wolters, Head, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis division, ISS
  • Willy Peter Nindorera, independent Burundi expert
This event is made possible with support from Humanity United. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Conference room
ISS Pretoria
Block C
Brooklyn Court
Penelope Mandula
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Dr Nelson Alusala
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
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