Eye on Africa

African leaders in Burundi to push for talks

In this edition: five African leaders head to Burundi to push for talks on ending the country's ten deadly months of political crisis. Also, the UN's chief visits South Sudan on the final leg of his tour of the region. And we meet the Egyptian teenagers who are looking for celebrity.


The leaders of Ethiopia, Gabon, Mauritania, Senegal and South Africa have arrived in Burundi for two days of mediation aimed at ending 10 months of unrest there. Over 400 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have fled over turmoil sparked by President Nkurunziza's controversial third term in office. The visiting leaders are part of an African Union delegation agreed on in January after Burundi refused to allow peacekeepers in. Our correspondent tells us more.

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