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Burundi’s Political Crisis

May 17, 2015

Protests

#Burundi's President #PierreNkurunziza gave a bizarre press conference to the international media over the weekend. He made no mention of last week’s coup. Instead he said there was a threat against #Burundi, #Uganda and #Kenya from #AlShabab.
I’m in the country to cover the ongoing political crisis. We visited a private hospital which was attacked by police because it was treating injured soldiers involved in the coup. The police dragged away three soldiers who have not been seen since, although the government claims they are ok. You can see our TV report on the hospital by Karen Allen here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32766915
And for a more indepth look at the country's political crisis, listen to Karen's radio package here: https://soundcloud.com/kelvinbrown/bbc-burundis-political-crises
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