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Burundi coup ends in failure, leaders arrested or on run

May 15, 2015 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED The dramatic end to the coup attempt comes shortly after the presidency announces that Nkurunziza – who was abroad when the coup was declared – had returned to the country

BURUNDI POWER STRUGGLE. A file picture dated 24 June 2010 shows President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza raising his fist as he delivers a speech at a campaign for the presidential elections 2010 in Bujumbura, Burundi. File Photo by EPA.

Burundi troops battle for control of state radio station

May 14, 2015 - 8:53 PM

UPDATED State run radio in Burundi goes off the air on Thursday an Agence France Presse correspondent and a station director said after pro coup troops launched a major assault on the state broadcaster

PROTEST. A man is lifted by police during a protest in Bujumbura on May 13, 2015. A top Burundian general announced today the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president's bid to stand for a third term. Photo by Landry Nshimiye / AFP

Top Burundi general launches coup attempt against president

May 13, 2015 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED The outcome of the putsch is still uncertain with the presidency dismissing what it said was an imaginary coup and vowing the perpetrators would be brought to justice