The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Rivals Fight for Control in Burundi

    It’s unclear who’s in charge. An army general tried to grab control of the central African nation yesterday, forcefully opposing President Nkurunziza’s court-sanctioned bid for a third term in office. Former intelligence chief Godefroid Niyombare claims his men have seized control of government buildings and an airport, but the military insists the president — whose location is unknown — remains in control. The chaos, in a country still recovering from a brutal civil war between its minority Tutsis and majority Hutus, is fueling fears of more bloodshed.

    BBC, DW

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