Burundi crisis: Pierre Nkurunziza agrees to hold talks, free political prisoners to end violence
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Burundi leader 'will talk to opposition'

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has agreed a series of steps to help end the country's 10-month political crisis, in which more than 400 people have been killed and an estimated quarter of a million people have fled the country.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who met Mr Nkurunziza on Tuesday, welcomed the president's pledge to hold talks, release 2,000 political prisoners and lift certain media restrictions.

The BBC's Karen Allen reports from the capital, Bujumbura.

  • 24 Feb 2016
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