Mapping the Road to Peace in Burundi: the Pretoria Sessions

"From 8 October to 2 November 2003 South African peace-brokers finally succeeded in helping the Transitional Government of Burundi (TGoB) and the rebel Forces for the Defence of Democracy- Forces for Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) reach agreement on two critical protocols: the 8 October “Protocol on Political, Defence and Security Power Sharing in Burundi” and the 2 November “Protocol on Outstanding Political, Defence and Security Power Sharing issues in Burundi”. This situation report provides a brief overview of the two Pretoria sessions, focusing on the settlement of the two main outstanding issues – power sharing and army reform – that have now been brought to a successful conclusion."