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18 Burundi officials charged over coup attempt

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By Euronews
18 Burundi officials charged over coup attempt

<p>Eighteen security officials from Burundi have appeared before the country’s High Court .. in connection with an attempt to overthrow the president.</p> <p>The group included senior military officers.</p> <p>This after weeks of protests and clashes after President Nkurunziza’s move to run for a third term in office.</p> <p>Critics say his re-election bid violated the spirit of the constitution and a peace deal struck after years of conflict.</p>