Rwanda's Paul Kagame accuses Burundi leaders of 'massacres'

Rwandan President Paul Kagame pictured during a press conference with Ethiopia's Prime Minister at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on April 16, 2015Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused Burundi’s leaders of carrying out “massacres” on their people in his most critical speech yet of the crisis in the troubled neighbouring state. “People die every day, corpses litter the streets… How can the leaders allow their population to be massacred from morning to night?” Kagame said, speaking in Kinyarwanda on Friday, in a speech heard by AFP on Sunday. Relations between Rwanda and Burundi are tense, with Bujumbura accusing Kigali of backing those who oppose President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial third term.

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