Burundi is currently ruled by President Pierre Nkurunziza who was recently elected for a third term. The general population is against the election of the president believing him to be elected unfairly. After going to the streets to protest, the protesters were attacked by a violent youth militia which is terrorizing much of the country. In addition, the ethnic split between Hutus and Tutsis is further excacerbating tensions. So far 22,000 people have fleen to the neighboring Rwanda.
The two sides are civilian protestors and the violent youth who are terrorizing the civilians. The war between these two sides is definitely unjust and it can be argued that foreign intervention would be a just option. Human life and dignity is at stake. Foreign powers have the ability and resource to intervene and finally domination is being imposed by force and therefore force can be used to stop it.
"Thousands of people have crossed from Burundi into neighbouring Rwanda over the past week, fleeing intimidation by youth militia who are reportedly targeting rural areas as protests grip the capital, Bujumbura, over the president’s decision to stand for a third term in June’s
Chonghaile, Clár N. "Burundi: Thousands Flee to Rwanda as Protests Grip Capital before June Poll." The Guardian. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 May 2015.