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Burundi is Africa's Syria

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Rwandan journalist Didas Gasana
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Rwandan journalist Didas Gasana

The unipolar, US-led global order is facing its most difficult challenge since the US rise to global supremacy, most notably from economic, military and nuclear powers Russia and China. This competition is currently most obvious in Syria, but Rwandan journalist Didas Gasana writes that it is also playing out in Burundi, the tiny but geostrategic East African nation which borders Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and the resource rich Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. Gasana writes that Burundi is Africa's Syria, deep down in the center of sub-Saharan Africa.  

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Ann Garrison is an independent journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, she received the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for her reporting on conflict in the African Great Lakes region. She can be reached (more...)

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