The Stream

Has Burundi reached a boiling point?

The country’s fragile peace under threat as it faces the worst political crisis since its civil war.

The streets of Burundi erupted in violence following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial announcement that he will seek a third term. The constitutional court has cleared the way but protesters are firm that his bid is illegal, and opposition leaders are threatening to boycott the elections scheduled for June 26. Nkurunziza has resisted calls to stand down but his government is offering to lift arrest warrants and reopen independent media outlets. What will it take to bring stability back to Burundi? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.
In this episode, we speak to:

Ernest Ndabashinze
Ambassador, Republic of Burundi

Jean-Régis Nduwimana @Jahsonnduwimana
Citizen Journalist

Kris Nsabiyumva @Mr_Burundi
Burundian citizen & blogger

Mvemba Dizolele @MvembaDizolele
Visiting fellow, Hoover Institution

What do you think? What is needed to bring stability back to Burundi? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.