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Date:13 May 2015
Burundi: President releases official statement after a failed military coup

The following statement released by the Burundi presidency, was posted this evening on the state official social media accounts, with deep regret about the current situation in Burundi, where Nkurunziza was is cuurently in Tanzania at EAC heads of state meeting on the unrest was announced overthrown by local media's which later confirmed as purpoted, it reads;

It is with regret that we learned that a group of soldiers mutinied this morning and made ​​a visionary statement coup. The Presidency of the Republic announced the national and international opinion that this attempted coup was foiled and that these people, who read this news coup via private local radio stations are sought by defense and security forces so that they are brought to justice.

The Presidency of the Republic asks the Burundian population and foreigners living in Burundi to keep the peace and serenity. Everything is implemented so that security throughout the national territory is maintained.

Source: EA Official


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