Bu­rundi post­pones polls

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Bu­rundi’s gov­ern­ment has post­poned par­lia­men­tary and pres­i­den­tial elec­tions that were due this month.

Bu­rundi has been hit by deadly protests and a failed coup since Pres­i­dent Pierre Nku­run­z­iza an­nounced his bid for a third term in April. He has been un­der pres­sure from African and West­ern gov­ern­ments to de­lay elec­tions. Bu­rundi’s for­eign min­is­ter Alain Nyamitwe told the BBC elec­tions would be held by Au­gust 26 when the con­sti­tu­tional limit of the gov­ern­ment ended.

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