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Vol 56 No 11

Published 29th May 2015


Burundi

The President digs in

The murder of an opposition leader will keep tension high right up to polling day. Nkurunziza is sticking to his course

The assassination on 23 May of Zedi Feruzi, leader of a small opposition party, the Union pour la paix et le développement, signalled a major deterioration in the political climate. Having trounced the attempted coup, President Pierre Nkurunziza is purging the ranks of his own party and is determined to intimidate the opposition into silence, many believe. Yet protests still go on.

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