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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Unrest Rocks Burundi

BUJUMBURA () -- Burundian troops cordoned off the university in the capital Bujumbura Friday in the latest effort to quell days of bloody ethnic unrest which many fear could erupt in chaos similar to that in neighbouring Rwanda.


State radio said a grenade hurled into a covered market on Thursday killed several people. Fifteen had already died in clashes that exploded after the arrest of Mathias Hitimana, an opposition Tutsi politician accused of inciting violence.


Unrest between Tutsis and Hutus, in which hundreds have died nationwide in recent weeks, led UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to consider sending a mission to try to head off a bloodbath, officials in New York said Thursday