Burundi Just Arrested a Comedian For Making Fun of the President
Alfred Aubin Mugenzi, who goes by the stage name Kigingi, was picked up by the National Intelligence Service 10 months after he performed a skit that mocked Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
The Year Africa's Strongmen Embraced the 'Constitutional Coup'
In 2015, keeping power by force went out of fashion for some East and Central African leaders, who instead found ways to stay at the top legally -- but not without a fierce opposition.
Election Results and Post-Poll Violence: Burundi on the Brink (Dispatch 8)
Though the presidential elections in Burundi have concluded, political violence surrounding the controversial vote has not simmered.
Meet the Poet Who Fled for Her Life After Protesting Against Burundi's President
Ketty Nivyabandi was a Burundian citizen, poet, and writer before President Pierre Nkurunziza's decided to run for a controversial, and possibly illegal, third term in office. She led protests against his move, and is now living in exile.