African leaders push for peace in Burundi

East African leaders have urged Burundi to delay elections by at least a month and a half. Their summit in Tanzania has called on all parties in Burundi to stop violence.

The second regional summit on the Burundi crisis opened in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, aimed at helping to resolve the turmoil in Burundi over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to stand for a third term.

Tanzania’s foreign minister Bernard Membe told reporters that regional leaders would seek a solution to the political turmoil in Burundi and discuss the plight of refugees fleeing from the east African country because of the violence. At the beginning of the summit, East African leaders said that elections in Burundi should be delayed by at least a month and a half.
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