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The Star Online
Burundi critic of government denied bail on security charge- lawyer
A rights activist campaigning against constitutional change critics say will upset Burundi's ethnic balance and entrench President Pierre Nkurunziza in power has failed in his plea for bail, a defence lawyer said on Wednesday.
Inter Press Service
Poverty and Gender Violence Will Escalate if DR Congo Constitutional...
Rose Fungulana, a 53-year-old farmer, fears that if DRC President Joseph Kabila is allowed to serve a third term of office, there will be a rebellion that will increase the risk of sexual assault against women.
Malaysian National News Agency
Burundian President Pardons 3,000 Convicts On Independence Anniversary
BUJUMBURA, Burundi, July 1 -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday pardoned 3,000 convicts on the occasion of the country's 52th independence anniversary, Xinhua news agency reported.
VIDEO: Burundi leader hints at third term
There has been an increase in political tension in Burundi in recent months over moves by the government to try to change the constitution.
Burundi ready to boost CAR contingent
Paris - Burundi is ready to send hundreds more troops to Central African Republic, where international forces are trying to put an end to sectarian violence, President Pierre Nkurunziza has said.