UN council to press Burundi's president to end violence

A Burundian uses his bicycle to deliver a coffin in the Bujumbura suburb of KanyoshaUN Security Council ambassadors were to meet Burundi’s president on Friday after another night of violence in Bujumbura left one person dead and another wounded by gunfire. The 15 council members were greeted by pro-government demonstrators telling them to stop meddling when they arrived in Bujumbura Thursday to push for an end to months of violence, triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement that he would seek re-election, that has left hundreds dead. A local official and witnesses said a youth was shot dead by police after a grenade went off in Bujumbura’s northeastern Mutakura district and a second person was injured by gun shots.

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