Burundi president unexpectedly sworn in for 3rd term amid political turmoil

August 20, 2015 11:28 AM

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BUJUMBURA, Burundi – Without a public announcement that it would happen, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third term amid political turmoil in which more than 100 people have died and tens of thousands have fled the country.

Burundi has been rocked by turmoil since the April announcement of Nkurunziza's candidacy that many said violated the Constitution and a peace accord that ended Burundi's civil war. Weeks of protests against Nkurunziza third-term bid boiled over mid-May when a section of the military attempted a cou...

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