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Tension Evident in Rural Burundi Ahead of Elections

Far from Bujumbura, the Burundian countryside seems little affected by the months of political protests and unrest in the capital. “It's quiet here," said Francois Nahimana, a resident of Ngozi, President Pierre Nkurunziza's hometown. "These troubles happen far away. We only heard about them on the radio. But we are scared that it could spread here, that it turns into a war throughout the country.” In the hills surrounding Nkurunziza's home region, the president...

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