12 Things You Should Know About The Political Crisis In Burundi

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Written by Kevin Mwanza

There is usually not much news coming out of Burundi, a tiny east African nation south of Rwanda. But over the last few weeks chaos have erupted in the country’s capital Bujumbura as opposition supporters protest President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in June, which is against the country’s constitution.

The protesters were met with great force by police which left at least 20 people dead and thousands others fleeing to neighbouring countries.

Below are 12 things you should know about the developing political crisis in Burundi.

Source: timeslive.co.za, reuters.com, washingtonpost.com, yahoo.com, cnn.com

This slideshow was first published on May 5, 2015.