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Burundi President’s farm set on fire

UNHURT: President Pierre Nkurunziza

A PINEAPPLE farm owned by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s was set ablaze by arsonists, officials say.

The fire, which claimed no lives, partially damaged the farm in the south-eastern Musongati area and is believed to have been started by bandits, with many worried that a rebellion has resumed.

An estimated 300,000 people were killed in Burundi's civil war, which ended in 2005.

Tensions resurfaced during elections last year, with the opposition claiming the polls were marred by arrests, intimidation and vote-rigging.

Former rebel leader Agathon Rwasa withdrew from the presidential race and fled the country.
Mr Nkurunziza was the sole candidate in the poll.

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