I went all the way to Burundi and all I got was this lousy failed coup.

Word is still trickling in about the arrests of 12 soldiers and one officer involved in an alleged coup plot tonight in Burundi. I have heard nothing but skepticism so far around town. One analyst texted me: “Weird and staged thing.” Another: “Staged – almost certainly.”

More arrests, according to the BBC report, are still forthcoming. President Nkurunziza, it seems, continues to tighten his grip.

I just got off the phone with Alexis Sinduhije, the opposition candidate.

“They are going to arrest me again,” he said. “They are going to arrest me and say Alexis has plotted to overthrow the government.”

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2 responses to “I went all the way to Burundi and all I got was this lousy failed coup.

  1. When Justice is put in place for Burundi, Burundi will be restored!

    I hope that Burundian Leaders can follow the example of the Path Rwandan has taken in reconciling their People, in putting in place a judiciary that prosecutes any Citizen caught breaking the Law.

  2. The Nigerian VP is called Jonathan Goodluck, that’s a coup waiting to happen, surely!

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