n African Security Review - The socio-economic transformation of Burundi : in transit? : Africa watch

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... AFRICA WATCH IN TRANSIT? The socio-economic transformation of Burundi As Burundi prepares for its first democratic elections since the beginning of war in 1993, civil society expectations of the new government are set to rise. Violence that racked the tiny, landlocked country for so long has ceased to motivate the majority who voted in favour of the interim constitution in the recent referendum. The constitution, like the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Accords signed between 19 political parties in 2000, is based on the principle of "power sharing" between the dominant Hutu and minority Tutsi and Twa constituencies, signalling a dramatic ..

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