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Opposition Activists in Burundi Fear Crackdown After Pr

Amid a failed coup attempt and armed attacks on independent radio stations, protesters fear free expression could be curtailed sharply in Burundi." Opposition activists in Burundi expressed concern on Friday that President Pierre Nkurunziza would intensify a crackdown on dissent after having thwarted a coup attempt and returning to the capital, Bujumbura.

Ketty Nivyabandi, a poet who helped lead all-female street protests this week against the president's plans to run for a third term in elections next month, wrote on Twitter that demonstrators were now in danger of being branded coup supporters.

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