AfricaAlain AimeBurundiJacob ZumaJakaya KikweteKenyaPierre NkurunzizaRwandaTanzaniaUganda

Leaders urge delay

31 May, 2015

Heads of state of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, plus South African President Zuma meet in Tanzania to discuss a political crisis in Burundi triggered by the president’s plan to run for a third term. Nkurunziza doesn’t attend, and is represented by the country’s foreign minister, Aime. Rwanda also sends a minister rather than the head of state. The leaders call for the postponement of elections by at least a month and a half. Tanzania’s President Kikwete:

The leaders have been trying to navigate our way so we can help the people of Burundi to land safely under the current circumstances.

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