Monday, August 21, 2006

Breaking News: Burundi

What is going on in Africa today? Is it the full moon?
Former Burundi president arrested over coup plot - Yahoo! News:

"BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Police arrested Burundi's former President Domitien Ndayizeye on Monday, apparently in connection with an alleged plot to overthrow the tiny central African country's government, a judge said.

'Ndayizeye was arrested and jailed and his arrest may be linked to the attempted coup plot,' a senior judge, who declined to be named, told Reuters.

Eight suspects, including two former senior government officials and a dissident rebel leader, have already been arrested in connection with the allegations.

Earlier this month, Burundi's government said it had strong evidence the plot's alleged architects had planned to kill President Pierre Nkurunziza and overthrow his government."

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