Into Disaster

How Burundi slipped into dictatorship

Into Disaster As anti-Nkurunziza protests tear apart Burundi's capital, we bring you an archive report that explains Burundi's bloody history of ethnic tensions and explores the impact their civil war will have on the region.
"They came every day to kill", describes a refugee, "and when some people turned back, they saw only bodies". Burundi's armed conflict was a result of long standing ethnic divisions between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes. Political figureheads warn of an unbridled black market oligarchy and a Tutsi-dominated military, but it seems the dangers that made "genocide a fact in the history of Burundi" remain ever-present.

Produced by Axiom Film

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