The country of Burundi is currently in turmoil as the genocide there, gets worse. On top of this, the President, Pierre Nkurunziza, has died. Although it was reported that he died of a heart attack, opposition forces believe it was Covid-19 that killed him.

Currently there are over 500,000 refugees who have fled to neighbouring Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and even Australia.

In a telecast to an international audience senior Burundi refugee supporter Philip Feinstein explained how UNHCR and other human rights organisations are turning a blind eye to the situation.

“To make matters worse, Australia has allowed Burundi to open a consulate in the WA Church of Margaret Court, our former tennis hero” Feinstein said. “Despite DFAT warning Australians not to visit Burundi, Barry Court , Consul General and husband of Margaret, has categorically stated it is perfectly safe to visit.”

It seems like Australia has a long way to go when learning what’s right and what’s wrong.

Senior Burundi refugee supporter Philip Feinstein with the Burundian flag.