Election turmoil and Constitutional crisis sparks civil unrest – Burundi in deteriorating situation with killings, arrests and detentions. UNO speaks of multiple cases of torture and there are 200,000 refugees in neighboring countries as international observers speak of a humanitarian crisis.
The situation in Burundi is spiraling out of control amid political and constitutional turmoil which began this April after the President, Pierre Nkurunziza, was elected by his Party, the CNDD-FDD) Conseil National pour la Défense de la Démocratie-Forces pour la Défense de la Démocratie) appointed him to run as its candidate for his third Presidential term, against the wishes of the Opposition which claimed that the Presidency was confined to two terms. President Nkurunziza has held office since 2005.
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