May 26, 2018

Coup in 2015? General announces overthrow of President Nkurunziza of Burundi

Coup in 2015? General announces overthrow of President Nkurunziza of Burundi

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After weeks of violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to return for a third term, a former Central African Chief Intelligence officer in Burundi Gen Godefoid Niyombare today announced the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Gen Niyombare announced the overthrow of Nkurunziza’s government shortly after the president left the country  for neighbouring Tanzania to discuss how to end the crisis in Burundi.

Niyombare in the radio broadcast said “President Pierre Nkurunziza is removed from office, the government is dissolved.”

“All people are asked to respect the lives and property of others.”

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