Developing story: Coup in Burundi?

Women demonstrators try to march to the town center before being dispersed by police, in the Ngagara district of Bujumbura, Burundi Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Gildas Ngingo)

Various reports out of Burundi point to a military coup. It comes after weeks of citizen demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term in office. Details about what is happening in the country and whether or not the military actually took control are still hazy. I will provide updates throughout the day as the story continues to develop.


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