Facebook instead of weapons
The strongest weapon is peaceful demonstrations. This was the message from young protesters in Bujumbura that NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen met with in Burundi a few weeks ago. Protesters use facebook, twitter and whatsapp to communicate and organize demonstrations.
“It would probably require massive diplomatic pressure from the international community for President Nkurunziza to step down from power. And this is not likely as long as violence do not escalate further”, Bjarnesen says.