UN moves to prevent 'possible genocide' in Burundi

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza. PHOTO |

What you need to know:

  • UN officials are drawing up plans including rushing UN peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Burundi.
  • Burundi descended into violence after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a controversial bid to prolong his term in office in April.
  • International alarm has been mounting after repeated appeals to Nkurunziza to enter into a dialogue with the opposition fell on deaf ears.

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