How Burundi’s political crisis has crippled its economy

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By Désiré Nimubona

BUJUMBURA, 12 February 2016 (IRIN) - The crisis that erupted in Burundi in April 2015 following Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a controversial third term as president has claimed more than 400 lives and caused more than 230,000 people to flee the country, according to the UN. But it isn’t just citizens who have suffered - the economy is in a bad way too.

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