Nkurunziza is a born- again Christian whose beliefs lead him to believe he has divine sanction to rule.
Mr Nkurunziza indeed believes he is president by divine will, and he therefore organises his life and government around these values," says presidential spokesman Willy Nyamitwe. BBC News
There are some very strange laws in the country. It is illegal for men to jog in a group. If caught and prosecuted, they may be jailed for life. It is a way for those in power to prevent militias from forming.
There are 40 opposition parties who have put forward candidates for the May 26 election. Some are already voicing fears that violence will find them.
Canada Travel Advisory has two large, red exclamation marks on its Burundi page, warning that all non-essential travel is to be avoided. In addition, it points out the areas that border on the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC) are unsafe
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