Burundi: Trouble with Charles

Mwami Mwambutsa IV, the Watutsi ruler of the kingdom of Burundi, did not seem like a man who would easily part with his throne. In fact, when the rival Bahutu tribesmen attempted to overthrow him last October, the Mwami and his men struck back so ruthlessly that at least 86 Bahutus were executed, including all of the elected officers of both houses of Parliament. Last week it seemed that the Mwami had lost his throne just the same. Not to the Bahutus. To his own son, Prince Charles Ndizeye, 19.

After last October's revolt, the 54-year-old King flew off to...

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