Violence in Burundi is not stopping Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term

Burundians went to the polls yesterday (July 21) to vote in a disputed presidential election that the majority of the opposition have boycotted, claiming that it defies the constitution. With barely any competition, incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza is expected to win handily. The results are expected in a week’s time.

Violence has engulfed the capital, Bujumbura, with reports of the deaths overnight of two police officers and a civilian, who witnesses say is a member of the opposition....

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