Burundi's Leaders Workshop Toward Progress

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Hutu, Tutsi police commanders at conference in Burundi.

Hutu and Tutsi police commanders use techniques they have learned at the workshop. Marianne McCune hide caption

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The Hutus and Tutsis of Burundi, in Central Africa, have embarked on an experiment: after decades of massacres and a civil war that left several hundred thousand dead, the two groups have adopted a constitution that requires them to share power.

Worlds of Difference

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That means the same people who spent years trying to kill each other are now senators and colonels and police chiefs, side by side.

In their struggle to learn to disagree without violence or stalemates, they're experimenting again: borrowing from the tools of American corporate culture.

As part of Worlds of Difference, a series on global cultural change, Marianne McCune of NPR station WNYC attended a retreat for 35 members of the high command of Burundi's newly integrated national police.



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