The situation in Burundi is still deteriorating, and could lead to genocide, civil war or regional conflict. So where does Burundi go from here? The options are bleak, writes Simon Allison.
Ahead of a gathering of (grey) heads of state later this month at the first African Union Summit for 2017, Levi Kabwato remembers Mohamed Bouazizi, reflects on the impact of the Arab Spring and considers the shortcomings of the AU and its supposedly youth-focused theme for 2017.
On a study tour in faraway Estonia, veteran Kenyan journalist Wycliffe Muga finds familiar parallels between the Eastern European country’s mythical hero “Kalevipoeg” and “Gor Mahia”, the larger-than-life figure from Luo mythology. It turns out – whether in Europe or Africa – our “mythical heroes” say more about us and our fears than we would like to admit.