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Burundian opposition leader murdered: residents



Gitega, Burundi.Photo; wikimedia

Gitega, Burundi.Photo; wikimedia

The leader of a small Burundian opposition party was on Saturday shot dead along with his bodyguard, residents said, the latest unrest in a country gripped by weeks of anti-government demonstrations.

Zedi Feruzi, the head of the Union for Peace and Development (UPD) was killed near his home in Bujumbura’s Ngagara district, according to an AFP reporter who saw the bloodied bodies of both Feruzi and a police bodyguard lying outside the house soon after the incident.




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  • Northeast

    African leaders and their greed for power. Third term agenda? Ask former President Obasanjo of Nigeria and Blaise Campore of Burkina Faso. A message to all useless bunch of greedy leaders in Africa such can never happen again because Africans have come an age. We will not allow any leader to mislead us again. People’s power is the most effective and leathal weapon against any dictatorial leader in the world nay Africa. Up Burundians! Power to the masses not to selected few as was the case with PDP in Nigeria. Aluta continua Victoria is certain.

  • marc umeh

    Africa will not be stable until Nigeria finds stability.
    During the South African war against apatheid Nigeria’s stand contributed mightily to the downfall of the regime.
    When Nigeria regains her voice it can then challenge these tin-pot , murderous tribal dictators that still fester in Africa.

  • Adolf

    Demacrazy African style, what a shame.