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US condemns Burundi violence, calls for election delay

Protestors opposed to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term demonstrate on May 29, 2015 in Musaga, a neighborhood of BujumburaThe United States strongly condemned a grenade attack in the Burundi capital and called on President Pierre Nkurunziza to postpone legislative elections to avoid further unrest and violence. Weeks of unrest in Bujumbura continued Friday, when demonstrations against Nkurunziza saw two protesters shot dead and two others wounded in a separate grenade attack. “The United States strongly condemns the May 29 grenade attack in Bujumbura, and the continued violence in Burundi,” US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said in a statement.

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