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Nigerian NGOs Seek AU Intervention on Burundi Crisis

Two Nigerian-based pro- democracy groups – Association of African Writers on Human and People’s Rights (AFRIRIGHTS) and Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) – have asked the African Union to demand that the President of Burundi respects his country’s constitution and step down immediately his second term expired, having served for two terms provided for under the extant law.

In a statement jointly signed by Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, the National Co-ordinator of HURIWA and the Country Director of AFRIRIGHTS and Miss Zainab Yusuf the National Director of Media Affairs of HURIWA, the Rights organisations tasked African leaders to intervene on the side of the people of Burundi and stop President Cyril Nkurunziza from achieving his unconstitutional third term plot which could spark off another civil war in that fragile nation.

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