Author Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is a Maine-based reporter for Humanosphere. Before joining Humanosphere, Tom founded and edited the aid blog A View From the Cave. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, GlobalPost and Christian Science Monitor. He tweets at @viewfromthecave. Contact him at tmurphy[at]

World Politics Women demonstrators try to march to the town center before being dispersed by police, in the Ngagara district of Bujumbura, Burundi Wednesday, May 13, 2015.  (AP Photo/Gildas Ngingo)

News reports broke on Wednesday that the military took control of Burundi. It comes after weeks of demonstrations by citizen against the decision by President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term in office.

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