UN chief: Burundi leader promises to release 2,000 prisoners

February 23, 2016 10:46 AM

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BUJUMBURA, Burundi – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Burundi's president is promising to release 2,000 people detained during months of violent unrest.

Ban Ki-moon met with President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday, following meetings the U.N. chief had with officials from the ruling party and the government, the opposition and civic groups in the Burundian capital.

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