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Burundi Denies Gun Battle Near Presidential Palace

A senior advisor to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has denied media reports there were overnight shootings near the presidential palace in the capital, Bujumbura. Media reports quoted residents as saying five people were killed following a gun battle near the presidential palace late Saturday. But senior presidential adviser Willy Nyamitwe says insurgents aiming to create chaos have been engaging in gun fights at night and then spread rumors of the country’s political crisis on...

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