Burundi president agrees to talks, free prisoners: U.N.'s Ban

February 23, 2016 11:25 AM

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Burundi president agrees to talks, free prisoners: U.N.'s Ban

NAIROBI Burundi's president promised on Tuesday to hold talks, free prisoners and lift arrest warrants to try and end months of violence, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said after the two men met in the capital.

Ban told reporters Pierre Nkurunziza had also assured him media restrictions would be lifted during their session - part of a mounting diplomatic push to quell fighting in the central African nation, 10 years after it emerged from an ethnically-charged civil war.

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