BURUNDI: Government Postpones Elections In Burundi

Burundi's government has postponed parliamentary and presidential elections that were due this month.

Burundi has been hit been by deadly protests and a failed coup since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his bid for a third term in April.

Mr Nkurunziza has been under pressure from both African and Western governments to postpone elections.

Burundi's Foreign Minister Alain Nyamitwe told the BBC that elections would be held by 26 August.
This is when the constitutional limit of the government ends, he said.
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