For the first time since June 2012, Rwandan and DR Congolese officials have recently decided to launch a new round of security talks, after their defence ministers secretly met. This September 24 meeting constitutes a clear rapprochement between both countries, which were in bad terms following the M23 rebellion in the eastern DRC. The meeting … More Rwanda–DRC: a win-win agreement?
Since Pierre Nkurunziza inauguration, what the best observers predicted seems to happen: citizens and political opposition are restless while the government increases arrests and intimidation, thereby nurturing the cycle of violence. Not surprisingly, the Burundian President Nkurunziza was re-elected in the aftermath of the presidential 21 July election. For all that, citizens and political opposition … More Burundi: towards another civil war?
We have seen that Blaise Compaoré’s decision to run another term as President of Burkina Faso led to his ousting by the people on 31 October 2014. A transitional government has since been set up, but uncertainty remains. In view of the next elections, planned for the 11 October 2015, how is current transition going? … More Burkina Faso: what’s next?