Burundi’s president makes first foreign trip in two years

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza is making his first foreign trip since a failed coup attempt more than two years ago, reports the BBC’s Prime Ndikumagenge from Bujumbura.

He has travelled with a number of senior ministers to Tanzania, home to about a quarter of a-million Burundian refugees.

They fled during the crisis sparked by Mr Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in office.

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He was attending a summit in Tanzania when the coup attempt was made in May 2015.

Hundreds of people have been killed since the crisis began, mainly alleged opposition supporters.

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