East African Community Calls for Delay of Burundi Polls

May 31, 2015 5:13 PM

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An emergency meeting for the heads of state from the regional East African Community has asked Burundi's government to postpone parliamentary and presidential elections for a month because of unrest triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office.

Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, has been rocked by protests for the last five weeks since Nkurunziza's candidature was announced.

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