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Burundi Opposition Party Leader Arrested, Linked to ‘Armed Gangs’

The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been arrested and accused of collaborating with armed gangs, police said Thursday. Gervais Niyongabo, chairman of FEDES-SANGIRA, was detained in the southern Makamba region Wednesday, police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye wrote on his Twitter account. Niyongabo had been one of the few opposition leaders still working inside the central African nation. Many others have fled to neighboring states and Europe. Burundi has been mired in...

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