Despite international warnings to African dictators against seeking to extend their reign by changing the constitution of their countries, the Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has decided to oppose defiance. He has decided to ignore the Burundian Constitution and run for a banned third term. He has chosen to become a dictator. The move has baffled most of the observers of the Burundian politics, who point to how democracy was gained, after decades of bloody civil wars, massacres, and genocides. The current and first democratically elected government of Burundi in its history followed hundreds of years of Tutsi minority rule that often resorted to genocide and mass murders targeting the Hutu masses to maintain itself in power.