BURUNDI, where ethnic politics is out in the open, has stagnated economically, which partly explains the huge opposition to Nkurunziza. In Rwanda under Kagame’s rule, the political use of ethnic sentiments has been outlawed as the government pursues a headlong drive for economic growth and modernisation. In statistical terms, Kagame has succeeded and Rwanda has seen unprecedented economic progress. On the politics, the jury is still out. That is why Kagame, who is thought to be planning his own third term for 2017, is watching Burundi so closely.