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Government, opposition violence escalates in Burundi

“Tensions over the re-election ambitions of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza have resulted in an arms race between opposition supporters and government forces, as violence escalates.

According to reports, Nkurunziza had called for citizens to turn in their weapons on or before Saturday November 7 and vowed that those who refused to surrender their arms would be ‘dealt with as enemies of the nation’.”

Source: Government, opposition violence escalates in Burundi | East & Horn Africa

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