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Burundi Accuses East African Neighbor of Sheltering Insurgents

  • Parliament head says unidentified nation violating EAC treaty
  • Burundi reported to be holding Rwandans accused of espionage

The head of Burundi’s parliament accused an unidentified East African nation of providing shelter for insurgents who have carried out attacks since President Pierre Nkurunziza declared his bid for a third term.

National Assembly Chairman Pascal Nyabenda said he’d expressed Burundi’s deep concern over recent attacks during his visit to Uganda, which along with Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania comprises the East African Community, a regional bloc. Insurgents have been reported in northern provinces, close to the Rwandan border, since Burundi’s crisis erupted in April.