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This op-ed, co-authored by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared in Foreign Affairs.
In July of last year, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a landmark speech at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, criticizing leaders who undemocratically change their constitutions to stay in power and emphasizing that the United States would call out such behavior. He pointed to Burundi where a few months earlier, President Pierre Nkurunziza pressured the courts to change the constitution’s term limits so that he could run for a third time. Obama warned that such a tactic could trigger “instability and strife,” as well as hamper “Africa’s democratic progress.” But his words seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
"The trial of key Zimbabwe opposition figure Roy Bennett was adjourned in the Harare High Court Monday so the judge can deliberate the admissibility of evidence allegedly gathered through torture."
"US envoys who paid a rare visit to Burma say the new dialogue will be slow and cautious, but the junta's plans to hold 2010 elections are casting a shadow that could disrupt the delicate process."
"Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has called off his party's boycott of the unity government with President Robert Mugabe.
Mr. Tsvangirai said he was giving Mr. Mugabe 30 days to implement the power-sharing agreement on 'the pertinent issues we are concerned about.'"
"China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the country's top oil producer, has kicked off construction of a pipeline across Burma that should give the Asian giant quicker access to oil supplies."
"Survivors of the Darfur crisis who sought refuge in the UK are to be granted asylum under new rules."