Nora Snee has completed internships at NPR Member Station WITF 89.5, the U.S Army War College Quarterly Journal, and Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, NSN, and at the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. She received her B.A. in international studies from Dickinson College, where she concentrated in Latin American and security studies, and lived for six months in Cameroon.
Newly re-elected Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza won a very controversial third term last week after months of protests and violence throughout the country. Nkurunziza won 69.41 percent of the vote while his nearest rival took 18.99 percent. Nkurunziza announced in April 2015 that he would be seeking his third term, creating controversy as many claim the constitution of Burundi as well as the Arusha Peace Agreement limit his presidency to two terms.
Africa’s rising economic strength has been the center of rhetoric, especially in the wake of the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in August of 2014, which created space for U.S.-African financial partnerships and recognized the increasing importance of the region’s economic sectors. In East Africa, especially Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Kenya, the discussion has centered on the pivotal, and growing textile industry, which could change the game for not only East Africa, but garment industry giants like Bangladesh and China.