Burundi has been growing restive and the UN has called for "restraint and dialogue" ahead of presidential elections in 2015. The country has also been dragged into the escalating diplomatic drama between South Africa and Rwanda - one of Burundi's diplomats joined the three Rwandans who were expelled from South Africa recently for planning to assassinate Rwandan opposition leaders on South African soil.
Burundi has had a particularly difficult post-independence history, including a long civil war (from which, out of interest, South African assisted them to extricate themselves) and a small genocide alongside the Rwandan one. The rising tensions do not bode well.
Wonder how the US feels about their USD13.1 million 2012 military aid to Burundi now?