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Burundi's President Nkurunziza Shakes up Cabinet After Coup Attempt

85 18.05.2015 Инфо

Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has begun a purge of his cabinet following last week’s thwarted coup attempt, while protesters have been warned that they will be treated as accomplices of the rebel generals who staged it.
The crackdown came as thousands of refugees continued to flee the east African country in fear of a violent backlash, with many enduring desperate conditions, including an outbreak of cholera.
Apparently strengthened by recent events, Nkurunziza’s office announced on Monday that the defence minister, Pontian Gaciyubwenge, had been sacked and replaced by Emmanuel Ntahonvukiye, a lawyer who becomes the first civilian defence chief in 50 years.