The Republic of Burundi is a landlocked country in eastern Africa surrounded by Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda. It suffered its own genocide in 1972, where 100,000 Hutu and 10,000 Tutsi were killed. Current president, Pierre Nkurunziza, is the son of a Tutsi mother and Hutu father.
Has this son of all Burundi brought the country together?
Omar al-Bashir became president of Sudan in 1989 through a coup d'état. Since then, he won the elections of 1996, 2000, and 2010. As discussed in Bashir and Sudan, the 2015 elections were held between April 13 and 16.
Did Bashir win these elections?
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. It is primarily located between India and Afghanistan, although it shares a desert border with Iran and a mountainous border with China. As a former British colony, one would expect its government style to be based on the Westminster model. However, Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic with a president.
The ruling party won 18 of the 48 seats in the Senate in Friday's election. What does this mean for Pakistan?
Egypt's trek from Mubarek's overthrow to a stable nation has been long and arduous. The celebrations in Tahrir Square seem far too distant. The jubilation of the prospect of a genuine democracy seems a dream from last night. In the days since the protests against President Hosni Mubarek began, Egyptians have experienced at least two coups d'état, three constitutional referenda, and two presidential elections.
Is Sisi's election what Egypt needs?
The small African state of Malawi, the former Nyasaland, is nestled between Mozambique and Zambia. Like many African states, it won its independence and became ruled by a long-term dictator. Here, that was Hastings Kamuzu Banda, who ruled Malawi from independence (1966) until 1994. Banda, however, was not the typical African dictator. He helped Malawi's economy grow during his tenure. He also was responsible for human rights violations of the first order.
Why is his Malawi Congress Party a player in Malawian politics today?