Political Unrest Plunges Burundi Into Crisis
BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI - JUNE 28: A relative of a man who was killed by police the previous evening grieves on June 28, 2015 in Bujumbura, Burundi. Patrick Ndikumana (29) was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in a neighborhood where they had come to search for weapons. The head of Burundi's influential rights group Aprodeh says at least 70 people, mostly civilians, have been killed and hundreds of others wounded following weeks of political unrest in the small and landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. The violence started began President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his controversial bid for a third consecutive five-year term in office. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said the violence in Burundi has forced more than 100,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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