BURUNDI: President Pierre Nkurunziza Sworn For Third Term

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza kicks off his official campaign for the presidency at a rally on June 25, 2015 in Busoni, Burundi

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has been sworn in for a controversial third term in office.

The BBC's Prime Ndikumagenge in Burundi says the ceremony came as a surprise as Mr Nkurunziza had been expected to be sworn in next week.

At least 100 people have died in protests since Mr Nkurunziza announced in April he would run for a third term.

The government accuses the opposition, which says the third term is illegal, of causing the violence.

The African Union, European Union and the US State Department have all expressed concerns that July's election was not free and fair.
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