Burundi: Country Faces Major Test as Poll Season Begins

May 19, 2010, 2:58 p.m.

Last week a supporter with an opposition political party in Burundi was shot dead, sparking off protests. Thereafter an international human rights organisation said political violence before local and national ballots which kick off on Friday this week with district elections, risk jeopardising the country's efforts to build a multiparty democracy after several years of civil war.

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