Top aide to Burundi president escapes assassination bid

Willy Nyamitwe (L) is one of Burundi's most public voices, an active tweeter who frequently criticises the West for interfering in the central African nationA top advisor to Burundi’s president and the most public face of the government has escaped an assassination attempt, the latest political attack in the crisis-wracked nation. One of his bodyguards was killed and another injured while Nyamitwe suffered slight wounds to his arm. “Thank God, Willy Nyamitwe narrowly escaped an attack…,” tweeted Burundi’s UN ambassador Albert Shingiro.

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