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Cholera Kills Burundi Refugees

Humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope as tens of thousands of Burundian refugees stranded on Kagunga Island in Tanzania face worsening medical conditions. At least 33 people have died, with 27 deaths believed to have been cholera-related. The World Health Organization declared cholera a level 1 emergency in the region on Wednesday. An official of

Burundian President Sticks To Third Term Bid Despite Public Outcry

Despite the recent pockets of wild protests across Burundi, Willy Nyamitwe, presidential communications chief, has said President Pierre Nkurunziza would not back down on his bid for a third term in power. “ That is out of the question,” he said. He blamed demonstrators for the violence and accused some of them of carrying guns.

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