The most subversive thing you can do in Burundi today is jog without a permit. You might also not want to rough up the president, who's a striker, in a football match. Unless you don't value your freedom.
Here’s the thing: being a dictator is hard. Being an African despot is even harder – you have to keep the people wowed and scared of you at the same time. All that responsibility, every minute of every day, even while you sleep.