Burundi President Nkurunziza sworn in for third term

BUJUMBURA - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has been sworn in for a controversial third term in office.

The BBC's Prime Ndikumagenge in Burundi says the ceremony came as a surprise, as Mr Nkurunziza had been expected to be sworn in next week.

At least 100 people have died in protests since Mr Nkurunziza announced in April he would run for a third term.

The government accuses the opposition, which says the third term is illegal, of causing the violence.

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