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UN Human Rights Chief Warns Burundi on 'Cusp of Civil War'

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Burundi, recently wracked by political violence, is on the verge of civil war. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein told a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva Thursday, "Burundi is at bursting point, on the very cusp of a civil war. He cited a campaign of political repression in which at least 400 people have been killed and almost 3,500 arrested. The surge of violence in Burundi has unnerved a region that remains...

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