Burundi president makes first appearance since failed coup

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has made his first appearance in the capital since the attempted coup against his government last week. Nkurunziza appeared before journalists at his presidential palace in Bujumbura Sunday morning. He made a brief statement saying that he is battling a threat from Somalia’s Islamic extremists, al-Shabab. Burundi is one of the African countries contributing troops to the African Union force in Somalia that is battling al-Shabab. The extremist rebels have carried out violent attacks in Kenya and Uganda in retaliation for sending troops to Somalia.

via ynetnews.com

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