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Burundi Opposition Hails Choice of Mpaka as New Peace Mediator

A Burundian opposition group is welcoming the selection of former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa as the new mediator for talks between the government and other stakeholders aimed at ending the almost year-long crisis in Burundi.  The East African Community (EAC), meeting in Arusha, Tanzania Wednesday named the 77-year old Mkapa to hopefully breed new life into the talks, which have been bogged down under the leadership of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. “It’s good...

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