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Killed Burundi opposition leader buried

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 01:15

Burundi opposition figure Zedi Feruzi, who was killed alongside his bodyguard by unknown gunmen, is buried. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Supporters of Burundian opposition leader Zedi Feruzi hoisted his coffin and carried it through Bujumbura on Sunday... a day after he and his bodyguard were shot dead near his home. Those mourning his death carried signs condemning his killing. After Feruzi's death, opposition leader Frederick Bamvuginyumvira said they could not continue with a United Nations-sponsored dialogue aimed at ending the country's unrest. (SOUNDBITE) (French) OPPOSITION FRODEBU LEADER, FREDERICK BAMVUGINYUMVIRA, SAYING: "We can't negotiate with the president of the Republic in regard to the violation of the constitution or the violation of the Arusha accord. It is impossible. We have decided to leave the negotiations because they are of no use. Today, the most urgent thing is to cease the killings we are seeing and the organised assassination of opposition leaders." Feruzi was opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. Nkurunziza's decision to run again in presidential elections has sparked the worst crisis since an ethnically charged civil war ended in 2005. With Feruzi's death, many fear the conflict is likely to get worse.

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Killed Burundi opposition leader buried

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 01:15