A sour mood
Civil strife beckons again
Mar 10th 2012 | BUJUMBURA | from the print edition
Opposition forces that renounced violence are regrouping menacingly on the country’s border. In the past eight months unknown assailants have attacked Burundian towns and villages, killing scores of civilians.
Boko Haram was an avoidable mistake waiting to happen
Nigeria's extremist Boko Haram won't go away until the indignities and abuses imposed by an arbitrary and unjust government are ended.
Elizabeth Dickinson (Foreign Correspondent)
Jan 11, 2012
For tiny Burundi, big returns in sending peacekeepers to Somalia
For poorer countries like Burundi, sending soldiers to join a UN or African Union peacekeeping mission offers financial and political benefits, as well as better arms and training.By Elizabeth Dickinson, Correspondent / December 22, 2011
UN Appeals for $1.5 billion for Somali Famine Relief in 2012
In the world's most complex humantiarian intervention, money is just the first of many concerns.
By Elizabeth Dickinson | Dec 15, 2011
Why Congo's elections matter so much to neighbors
Tiny Burundi has seen a modest turnaround since it put a civil war behind it. But continued instability in Congo allows Burundi's rebel groups a safe haven to launch attacks.By Elizabeth Dickinson, Correspondent / December 13, 2011
Roadside bombs terrorise Mogadishu
In the past month, roadside bomb attacks have increased dramatically, compounding the insecurity of a city used to street-by-street urban warfare.
By Elizabeth Dickinson (Foreign Correspondent), December 15, 2011
April 12, 2011
In the early days of Ivory Coast's election crisis, U.S. policymakers tried to offer Laurent Gbagbo a post at Boston University. Could academia really entice the world's most entrenched strongmen to step down?
West Africa Lurches Toward War
March 11, 2011
MONROVIA, Liberia — Armed conflict from the Ivory Coast is spilling over its fluid western border with Liberia.