Everyone jostled to be visible, ranging from the African Union, business lobbies to players such as Ethiopian Airlines and French oil major Total
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Seven people executed by gunmen in Burundi bar attack as police launch weapon raids.
Risks sliding back into civil war after dramatic rise in killings, arrests and detentions, and over 200,000 refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries
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Some 200 people have been killed in the violence and 200,000 have fled the country, raising fears of a return to all-out war.
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Victims are shot in the middle of the night, and every morning Burundi wakes to bodies on its streets
The corpses are often found in the same position - the arms bound tight behind the back, the limbs twisted in death.
“We have to understand, in Africa too, that we are able to offer an example, and that power is not an end in itself” - Senegal president Macky Sall.
A policeman and a civilian were killed in a string of explosions and gunfire overnight, police and witnesses said.
"Real leverage for peace and human rights will come when the people who benefit from war will pay a price for the damage they cause," - Clooney
There are fears the current political crisis could plunge the poor, landlocked country back into civil war.
Despite the violence, Burundi's national election commission has said that everything is ready for elections on Monday.
Once a symbol of ethnic unity in post-civil war Burundi, the army is now deeply divided, and officers now fear its being purged along ethnic lines.
"Five months ago, no one could have imagined a movement of this magnitude in Burundi," said protest leader.
Critics say president's effort to cling to power is unconstitutional and could push Burundi back into violence.