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Vol 47 No 18

Published 8th September 2006


Burundi

Dubious coup

Opposition leaders are rounded up after claims of a plot to kill the President

Efforts at national reconciliation are threatened by the arrest and maltreatment of opposition leaders after the government claimed that there was a plot to overthrow it and to assassinate President Pierre Nkurunziza. One alleged conspirator was Alain Mugarabona, head of FNL-Icanzo, a dissident wing of the Forces Nationales de Libération (FNL), who was arrested in early August, with about ten others.

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