President Pierre Nkurunziza celebrated the 53rd anniversary of the independence of Burundi at Prince Louis Rwagasore stadium.
Uganda’s president has started mediation talks between Burundi’s government and opposition groups that are opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid for a third term.
President Yoweri Museveni met with representatives of the Burundi government and opposition leaders in the nation’s capital, Bujumbura, late on Tuesday. The talks are being attended by Agathon Rwasa, the most prominent opposition leader in Burundi.
In remarks before the start of the talks, Museveni urged Burundi’s leaders to strive for unity and said sectarianism is a threat to development.