Tag Archive: Burundi

Mind the Billboards: The Paradox of Paternalism in Burundi

Astrid Jamar continues her analysis of the prominence of aid billboards in Burundi and how these contribute to colonial continuities which in turn shape the public space and public authority in the East African country. She examines the text, logos and images displayed on the boards, which reveal the highly hierarchised but disorganised nature of […]

Read more

Mind the Billboards: International Aid Conquering the Public Space in Burundi

Burundian roadsides often have prominent billboards displaying the name of aid projects.  Astrid Jamar discusses how these billboards dominate public space and shape public authority in ways that produce colonial continuities. Along with symbols of the regime, their physical presence in Burundian streets illustrate how paternalism and authoritarianism simultaneously shape public authority. Burundian roadsides are littered […]

Read more

Transitional Justice Battlegrounds: Another Bad Week in Burundi

This blog post by Astrid Jamar, PSRP researcher, was first published by Justice in Conflict on 22 October 2016. It addresses the political context and recent developments in relations to transitional justice in Burundi. Transitional justice has been taken a number of worrying steps in Burundi. While the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is preparing for public hearings addressing crimes […]

Read more

PSRP Researcher Presenting: Transitional Justice in Burundi: Practitioners’ Everyday Battles

Astrid Jamar will deliver a LLM Insight Seminar at the University of Edinburgh on transitional justice in Burundi.

Read more

PSRP Researcher Presenting: Africa Week Research Sharing Pecha Kucha

Astrid Jamar will present her research on ‘Transitional Justice Battlefield: Practitioners in the Great Lakes Region’ at the Centre for African Studies ‘Africa Week Research Sharing Pecha Kucha’

Read more

PSRP Researcher Presenting: Aiding Transitional Justice

Astrid Jamar will present a paper at the African Studies Association of the UK and Cambridge Center of African Studies Conference 2016 at the University of Cambridge

Read more

PSRP Researcher Presenting: Negotiating a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Burundi

Astrid Jamar will present her research on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Burundi at the Political Settlements in Africa Workshop at the University of Birmingham.

Read more

PSRP Researcher Presenting: The Transitional Justice Toolkit Approach in Burundi

Astrid Jamar will present as part of the panel ‘We Need to Talk about “Transitional Justice”: Idealism or Imperialism? Towards A Neo-Colonial Critique of Post-Conflict Trendy Ideology’ at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Read more

The Making of Conflict in the Eastern Congo: Trouble in the Ruzizi Plain

In our last Opinion blog before the winter break, the PRSP delighted to share the second blog in the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) series on armed groups and local governance in the DRC. This work forms part of the Political Settlement Research Programme research. This post, by Judith Verweijen, is also available on the RVI […]

Read more

Burundi in Crisis: a Post-election Round-Table

PSRP member Astrid Jamar is speaking as part of the ‘Burundi in Crisis: a Post-election Round-Table’ event at the Oxford Central Africa Forum. Other researchers and analysts on the panel are: Dr. Devon Curtis (Cambridge), Dr. Andrea Purdeková (Oxford), Tomas Van Acker (Ghent), Benjamin Chemouni (LSE), and in video conference, Dr. Gérard Birantamije (University of Burundi) and […]

Read more