Burundi Media Suffers Backlash After Failed Coup Attempt

Burundi’s government has been accused of launching a campaign of repression against independent media, the day after loyalist troops defeated an attempted coup against the central African nation’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza. Seventeen alleged coup plotters, including a former defence minister and two top police commissioners, appeared before a state prosecutor on Saturday to face accusations of attempting to overthrow the state. Their lawyer alleged they had been severely beaten.
In a sign of ongoing tensions, European aid groups evacuated their foreign staff, a diplomat said.according to AFP correspondents, The capital, Bujumbura, was largely calm on Saturday, .