Burundi president, opposition to hold talks: UN chief

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza addresses a crowd during the 2015 electoral campaign by the The National Council for the Defense of Democracy–Forces for the Defense of Democracy party (CNDD–FDD) in Bujumbura, on June 26, 2015Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition agreed Tuesday to hold talks to end a 10-month-old political crisis, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday. “Burundi’s political leaders must be ready to summon the courage and the confidence that will make a credible political process possible,” Ban said. Burundi’s crisis was triggered by Nkurunziza’s controversial decision in April last year to run for a third term which he went on to win in a July election.

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