MP shot dead in Bu­jum­bura

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A for­mer gov­ern­ment min­is­ter has been shot dead in the Bu­rundi cap­i­tal, Bu­jum­bura by un­known gun­men.

Hafsa Mossi was an MP in the East African par­lia­ment and a for­mer BBC Swahili ser­vice jour­nal­ist.

Pres­i­dent Pierre Nku­run­z­iza called it an as­sas­si­na­tion, and a vile and cow­ardly act.

There has been an in­crease in vi­o­lence in Bu­rundi since Mr Nku­run­z­iza de­clared last year that he would run for a con­tro­ver­sial third term.

The killing comes as the lat­est talks aimed at re­solv­ing the Bu­rundi con­flict hit a snag in the north­ern Tan­za­nian town of Arusha.

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