Until recently, Burundi had shown signs of much-needed stability after years of a devastating civil war. However, President Nkurunziza’s constitutionally controversial bid to seek a third term has led to widespread public discontent, violence, and even a coup. So far, international and regional analysts have focused on the internal dynamics of the political turmoil. This article further highlights the positive and negatives of the political turmoil taking place in the country and the economic community while also highlighting the channels of spill over effects.
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