Pirre Nkurunziza warns groups opposed to his third term

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza talks during an interview at the Westin hotel in Paris on June 4, 2014. On February 15, 2015, he said he would run for a third term if his party gives him the green light. PHOTO | FRANCOIS GUILLOT | AFP.

What you need to know:

  • Nkurunziza will stand if selected to run by his ruling CNDD-FDD party "in compliance with the constitution" said spokesman Willy Nyamitwe.
  • Rights groups have warned of growing fears of the risk of violence ahead of elections, with a string of attacks including a five-day battle last month between the army and rebels.

  • The political climate remains fractious ahead of local, parliamentary and presidential polls in May and June.



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