U.S. Cites Worsening Burundi Violence as People Flee Capital

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  • U.S. says ultimatum to disarm could trigger more violence
  • Crisis Group says nation faces possibility of civil war

The mayor of Burundi’s capital urged calm as hundreds of residents fled violence and the U.S. warned that President Pierre Nkurunziza’s ultimatum for opponents to disarm by Sunday could spur wider bloodshed.

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