Burundi's President Returns to Divided Capital After Failed Coup

The president of Burundi has returned home to a febrile and divided country after a military coup failed to dislodge him but left his political critics vowing to keep up protests against his plan to run for a third term. Crowds of thousands gathered on Friday in Kamenga, a predominantly loyalist neighbourhood in the capital Bujumbura, to greet Pierre Nkurunziza as he returned from his home village after crossing the border back into Burundi on Thursday night. In his first address to the nation since the coup attempt, Nkurunziza warned that the protests against him must now end, and linked the demonstrators with the coup plotters.



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