Two arrested after Burundi president 'roughed up' on football field

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  • The officials had recruited players among Congolese refugees living in a camp in the town.
  • The Congolese seemed not to know President Nkurunziza because they roughed him up during the match, while the Burundian players were careful not to get too close to him, a witness said.

Two Burundi officials have been arrested after their town's football team allegedly "roughed up" President Pierre Nkurunziza who was playing during a match with his personal team, legal sources and witnesses said Friday.

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