Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 2 – Issue 5) / studies
The Conflict in Burundi: Dimensions and Repercussions
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The study concludes that the role of regional and international powers in the Burundi conflict cannot be neglected. At the regional level, there was great concern and fear about likeliness of extension of the conflict in neighboring countries, and accordingly extension of humanitarian disasters represented in asylum, displacement, and transfer of armed movements, which warns of a large-scale war. Therefore, there were multi-regional initiatives to settle the crisis and contain it. At the international level, it was clear that the American-French competition in East African countries played a role in changing the course of the ongoing conflict.