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Protester killed in latest Burundi clashes

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 00:59

Another protester has been killed in Burundi's capital during clashes with police and soldiers over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office. Rob Muir reports.

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Another killing in Bujumbara... a man shot down by police during yet another protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza (N-kooren-zeeza). After weeks of unrest in Burundi, the death toll now stands at more than 20. The president's calls for peace, are falling on deaf ears, his bid for a third term in office enraging opponents who say it's unconstitutional. But Nkurunziza is showing no signs of backing down. He has the support of the courts who say he CAN run again, as his first presidential term came by appointment, not by election. As a former rebel leader, Nkurunziza helped bring peace to Burundi in 2003 after a savage ethnic war. Now, many fear, that peace has begun to unravel.

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Protester killed in latest Burundi clashes

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 00:59