Burundi Opposition Leader Zedi Feruzi Killed
The leader of Burundi opposition party, Union for Peace and Democracy (UPD) Zedi Feruzi, has been reportedly killed.
Feruzi was assassinated along with his body guard late on Saturday while he was on his way home in the district of Ngagara, located in the center of the capital Bujumbura, an AFP reporter who saw the bloodied bodies of both Feruzi and a police bodyguard lying outside the house soon after the incident said.
The killing is the latest unrest in the country gripped by weeks of anti-government demonstrations.
The president, Pierre Nkurunziza has insisted on running for a third term after serving out the two terms mandated by the constitution.
Few weeks ago, a section of the army announced a coup dethroning him from power, but the coup later failed. However, protest against Nkurunziza has continued.