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Did you know? 450 people lost their lives in Burundi politics


The reports coming out of the Africa is that almost 500 people have lost their lives in Burundi political crisis since President Pierre Nkurunziza announcement of going for the third term in April last year.

Burundi President Mr Pierre Nkurunziza forced his way into the presidency for the third time despite criticism that violated the constitution and a peace deal that ended the civil war in 2005.

More than 450 people have been killed in Burundi in unrest that began a year ago, the police said in a report on the crisis that has raised fears of a return to the ethnically charged violence of civil war.

“The report at the disposal of police shows that 451 people have been killed since the start of the crisis, including 77 police officers and 374 civilians,” the police said.

Pierre Nkurunziza was rebel President that won the 2005 civil war in the peace dry  Nation of  Burundi

According to reports out of Burundi “59 of its officers had been jailed over the last year for “serious misconduct”. It did not detail their actions but opponents of the government have accused the police of violently suppressing protests and dissent.

Bujumbura is divided into two ethnic groups, the Hutus which are the majority and the Tutsus which are the minority.