UN Chief: Burundi President, Opponents Agree to Hold Talks

February 23, 2016 12:14 PM

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has agreed to begin talks with opposition leaders to bring an end to a nearly year-long political crisis.

Ban announced the breakthrough Tuesday in the capital Bujumbura, where he arrived the day before for meetings with politicians and civil society groups.

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