US 'concerned' over tensions in Burundi

2015-04-30 15:52
Burundian youth hold stones as they take to the streets during a protest in Musaga, on the outskirts of the capital Bujumbura. (File: AFP)

Burundian youth hold stones as they take to the streets during a protest in Musaga, on the outskirts of the capital Bujumbura. (File: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bujumbura - A senior United States diplomat told Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza in a meeting on Thursday that the US government has "serious concerns" about tensions in the east African country, and urged him to allow peaceful protests.

"I explained the very serious concerns that the government of the United States has had, and has going forward about the political process and tensions we have seen," Tom Malinowski, US assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labour told journalists after meeting Nkurunziza.

He also urged the government to "allow space for opposition, for press and for civil that the democratic process going forward can be legitimate" ahead of the June 26 presidential vote.

Read more on:    pierre nkurunziza  |  us  |  burundi  |  east africa  |  burundi protests  |  burundi elections 2015

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.