International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the potential coup in Burundi:

“The situation is very fluid and dangerous,” said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, a think tank in Washington, D.C. “If momentum goes one way or the other, units could potentially switch sides. What is loyal today may not be an hour from now.”


“It remains to be seen what he’s up to,” Pham said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “Is he acting because he feels there’s no other way to resolve this crisis, or is he acting out of frustrated ambition?”


“Coups in Africa — you can’t paint them with the same brush,” Pham said.

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