Battle for Burundi

Burundi/Bujumbura 2015-05-09 The protests against president Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term have been going on since the 26th of April in the outskirts of Burundi’s capital Bujumbura. Demonstrators have clashed with police almost daily – with stones against teargas and live bullets. Over 20 people have been killed and many more have been wounded since the start of the unrest. On the 13th of May a group loyal to one of the army generals made a coup attempt against the government. It failed, but the protests continue, and the situation has been deteriorating further.Niyakabiga is one of the neighborhoods in Bujumbura that have seen many violent clashes between demonstrators and police.