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PressTV-Burundi crisis threatens region: AU

7.11.15

PressTV-Burundi crisis threatens region: AU: Burundi, which witnessed a civil war from 1993 to 2005, plunged into turmoil in April, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his bid to compete for a third term in office.

The decision was denounced by the opposition, who argued that the move was contrary to the country’s constitution, which allows only two successive presidential terms.

Many demonstrations against Nkurunziza were held following his announcement to run for a third term. The situation also escalated after the presidential elections in July.

Some 200 people have lost their lives in violence in Burundi since April.


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