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US envoy says Burundi situation remains 'very dangerous'

Demonstrators face off against police during a protest on April 30, 2015 in Musaga, on the outskirts of Burundi's capital Bujumbura, against President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term bidThe crisis in Burundi over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid to cling to power for a third term is “very dangerous”, a US envoy warned Thursday. Speaking after talks with the central African nation’s president, senior US diplomat Tom Malinowski said Washington could impose targeted sanctions over the crisis. Unrest broke out in Burundi on Sunday, after the ruling CNDD-FDD party designated President Nkurunziza as its candidate for the next presidential election, which is due to be held on June 26.

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