Burundi government will not attend planned peace talks

by Reuters

The violence in Burundi has rekindled memories of the 1994 genocide in neighbouring Rwanda

NAIROBI, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The government of Burundi has said it will not attend peace talks scheduled to resume in Tanzania on Thursday, although the main opposition alliance has confirmed its participation.

The talks are meant to find an end to a violent political crisis that began in 2015 after President Pierre Nkurunziza said he would seek a third term - a move opponents said violated the constitution and a peace deal that ended an ethnically charged civil war.

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