Burundi civil unrest

Burundi Peace Talks Kick Off At State House Entebbe.

Burundi peace talks aimed at averting the country’s degeneration into political turmoil have resumed this morning at state house Entebbe. The Burundian warring parties are meeting for the preliminary stage of the peace talks where they will set the agenda for the real talks.

Earlier this year, Uganda under the leadership of President Museveni asked to mediate talks over the conflict. The crisis broke out after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced running for a third term in office, this was followed by a failed Coup and later Nkurunziza was elected as president in a disputed vote.

In the last three weeks over 90 people have been killed. Since the crisis begun 240 have been killed and about 20,000 have fled the country.

The Burundi unrest has been on-going for eight months now. It was triggered by the proposal to allow the country’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, to run for a third term in office. At least 200,000 refugees have been created, 600 protestors arrested and about 250 have died. A military coup attempt in May 2015 failed.

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