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Defiant Burundian President Launches Re-election Campaign

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza remained defiant as he launched his re-election campaign Thursday in front of thousands of cheering loyalists, even as there were more calls to delay parliamentary and presidential elections. Also Thursday, second vice-president Gervais Rufyikiri, who fled the country to Belgium, urged Nkurunziza to withdraw his presidential bid because “it violates the constitution.” He accused the president of leading the country on the path of...

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