Update May 16, 2015

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Burundi President returns to Bujumbura

Sumel Sarker

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza talks during an interview at the Westin hotel in Paris on June 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT

Burundi President returns to Bujumbura

16 May 2015, Nirapad News: Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has returned to the capital Bujumbura in the wake of a failed coup attempt.

Nkurunziza was in Tanzania when military leaders moved against his bid for a third term on Wednesday, reports the BBC.

Three of the coup leaders have been arrested, though the main leader is still on the run, a presidential spokesman said.

More than 105,000 people have fled the country since unrest began in Burundi last month, the UN says.

After returning from Tanzania, Nkurunziza initially traveled to his northern hometown of Ngozi, before continuing to Bujumbura.

He arrived in a huge convoy and was met by supporters in party colours dancing and celebrating, a BBC journalist in the capital reports.

He is expected to address the nation later.

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