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Arrests, radio station shut as Burundi hit by fresh protests

A protester runs past a Burundian police riot van in Musaga, on the outskirts of Bujumbura on April 27, 2015 on the second day of protests. AFP PHOTO | SIMON MAINA

A protester runs past a Burundian police riot van in Musaga, on the outskirts of Bujumbura on April 27, 2015 on the second day of protests. AFP PHOTO | SIMON MAINA

In Summary

  • The unrest erupted on Sunday after the ruling CNDD-FDD party, which has been accused of intimidating opponents, designated President Pierre Nkurunziza its candidate.
  • An arrest warrant has also been issued for Vital Nshimirimana, head of a prominent NGO forum.

 

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