South African support to Burundi’s stability has been extensive. This report gives an overview of bilateral engagements between the two countries. It outlines opportunities for South African stakeholders to take a more robust, comprehensive and coordinated approach to Burundi, to support long-term peace, security and development. The report focuses on key thematic areas, existing bilateral agreements, the work of civil society and prevailing regional dynamics.
About the authors
Chido Mutangadura is a consultant in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding programme at the ISS. She is a PhD Candidate at Nelson Mandela University, researching regional initiatives to prevent election-related violence in the run-up to Burundi’s 2015 elections.
Priyal Singh is a researcher in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding programme at the ISS. He has an MA with distinction in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.