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Burundi votes in boycott-hit poll; blasts, gunfire heard

Pierre Nkurunziza.Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunshots and weeks of violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to win a third term in office.

South Africa's govt to appeal court ruling over Bashir

Omar Hassan al-Bashir.South Africa's government will challenge a high court ruling that found the state erred in letting Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir leave the country despite a court order barring him from doing so.

African Union says Burundi election not free or fair, speaker flees

Elections in Guinea.The African Union stood down its election observers in Burundi on Sunday, saying Monday's parliamentary election would be neither free nor fair, as the speaker of parliament said he had fled after being threatened and heavy gunfire echoed across the capital.

Gunmen burn election material at Burundi polling station days ahead of vote

Protestors in Burundi.Unidentified gunmen set fire to ballot papers and other material in a district polling station northeast of Burundi on Saturday, days before a parliamentary election that opposition parties have said they will boycott.

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