Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa is the facilitator of the Burundi peace talks. PHOTO | SIMON P. OWAKA
The former Tanzanian president last week visited Burundi on a two-day tour and met President Pierre Nkurunziza. Mr Mkapa also met with political parties, diplomats, civil society organisations, women and youth groups, religious leaders and a number of prominent political actors.
The government of Burundi has been hesitant to dialogue with the opposition in exile, whom it accuses of organising the April 2015 failed coup.