Repression and the Imbonerakure in Burundi

In the run up to the 2015 elections, Burundi has recently come under international scrutiny due to its shrinking political space and the increasingly repressive tactics of its current leading party, the National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD). A recent report by Amnesty International chronicled a list of…

Political fragmentation in Libya puts foreign intervention on the global agenda

Islamist militias from the city of Misrata claimed control of Tripoli airport from the rival Zintan forces on August 23, 2014 after weeks of deadly clashes in the conflict hotspots of Tripoli and Benghazi (see Fig. 1). Despite this recent development, it is unlikely to quell the endemic unrest as Libya witnesses deepening domestic political…