A Kenyan official says ministers from the East African Community have travelled to Burundi to help seek a solution for the political unrest caused by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s second re-election bid.
In the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, roads were barricaded Wednesday with tree stumps as protests by those opposed to the president’s attempt to seek a third term continued for the second week. In Kinondo area of Bujumbura, police fired shots into the air to disperse demonstrators who had been staging a sit in.
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Edwin Limo, a spokesman of the Kenya’s foreign ministry, said ministers from Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda travelled to Burundi to try to end the crisis.
Vladimir Monteriro, a U.N press officer in Bujumbura, said a U.N.-facilitated meeting between government, opposition and civil society started Tuesday.