Network Africa: Situation in Burundi Catastrophic

The crisis in Burundi continues with about six prominent deaths recorded in the past two weeks.
The African union is worried that the crisis risks spiraling into what they called a "catastrophe' both for the country and the wider region.

The latest murder of Colonel Jean Bikomagu, a former Chief of Staff, outside his home in Bujumbura on Saturday by unidentified gunmen most likely prompted the statement.

President Nkurunziza was declared winner of elections held in July, for a third term that both opponents and western powers said violated the Constitution and provisions of a peace deal which ended a 1993-2005 civil war between the Hutu majority and Tutsi minority.

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