Burundi arrests senior opposition politician over 'armed gangs' link

Burundi arrests senior opposition politician over 'armed gangs' link
 

The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been arrested for collaborating with "armed gangs", police said on Thursday, joining a list of activists and political figures detained since the start of a political crisis.
Gervais Niyongabo, chairman of FEDES-SANGIRA, was detained in the southern Makamba region on 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 neighbouring states and Europe.
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29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Reuters
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