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The OpEd below is written by Etienne Mashuli, a Soros New American fellow at Yale, and a graduate student in African studies, and Johnnie Carson, a former assistant secretary of state for African affairs, is a senior fellow at the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy, also at Yale.
The coup attempt in the central African nation of Burundi should trigger alarm bells among those concerned about peace and stability in one of Africa’s most volatile regions. Even though the coup appears to have failed, political and ethnic tensions are running high. Burundi’s history of genocide, civil war and refugee exodus are a grim reminder of what might follow.