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FRANCE 24 probes alleged summary executions in Burundi

Burundi has been rocked by unrest since April when the ruling party selected incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate for a third term in office. Nkurunziza has since successfully navigated street protests, a failed coup and elections.


But the country was rocked by its worst violence since the start of the crisis on December 11, a day dubbed locally as "Black Friday". Insurgents clashed with loyalists at three military camps before security forces unleashed a crackdown in pro-opposition neighbourhoods.

Our team on the ground probed allegations of summary executions and mass graves.

Some of the witnesses they spoke to preferred to remain anonymous for security reasons.

Warning: This report contains graphic images.

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