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Burundi Civil Society, Opposition Groups Doubt Resumption of Planned Peace Talks

Burundian civil society and opposition groups say they are concerned that scheduled peace talks to end the crisis in the East African country are unlikey to resume later this month because the facilitator has yet to consult with them. The peace talks are scheduled for May 21 in Arusha, Tanzania. The government in Burundi has signaled it is willing to talk with the groups to help end the country’s crisis. But Vital Nshimirimana, leader of the civil society group Forum for...

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