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Burundi President Sacks 3 Ministers amid Protests over Election Bid


The president of Burundi,‎ President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday sacked three cabinet minister, his defence, external relations and trade ministers in a cabinet reshuffle.

It comes amid protests against the president running for a third term in elections due next month.

Mr Nkurunziza returned from Tanzania last week after a failed coup.

According to correspondents, soldiers fired warning shots to disperse crowds on Monday morning as youths barricaded roads.

Some businesses were closed and activities stopped in the Nyakabiga, Musaga and Mutakura neighbourhoods of Bujumbura.

However, life carried on as normal in areas where the president is popular.

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