Just over a week after a failed coup, the crisis in Burundi deteriorated sharply with escalating violence and the weekend assassination of an opposition leader.
Thousands of activists carrying placards Sunday mourned the death of Zedi Feruzi, leader of the small Union for Peace and Development party. He was buried during the day as opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office vowed to continue protests.
The mourners carried placards with phrases that included “We are tired” and “Nkurunziza, go. No to a third term.”
Observers fear the small central African nation is sliding dangerously toward another civil war, with Nkurunziza determined to...