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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Insecurity: Burundi

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Election observers sit in an empty polling station for the presidential elections in Bujumbura, Burundi, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. A low turnout was experienced in several polling stations in the Burundi s capital at the start of voting in the country s presidential election following a night of explosions and gunfire in at least two opposition strongholds that oppose President Pierre Nkurunziza s candidacy for a third term in office

Election observers sit in an empty polling station for the presidential elections in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Tuesday: photo by Jerome Delay/AP 21 June 2015

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A policeman casts his vote while a soldier waits at a largely empty polling station in #Bujumbura #Burundi @vicenews: image via Daniel Bateman @Daniel Bateman, 21 July 2015

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#Burundi presidential election: "it's just the beginning of violence" says @TVircoulon: image via Eye On Africa F24 @EyeOnAfricaF24, 21 July 2015


Bujumbura, Burundi. A woman is turned away for not being at the proper polling station in the presidential elections: photo by Jerome Delay/AP, 21 June 2015


 #Burundi votes after overnight violence: #BBCAfricaLive page for updates throughout the day#photo by @fil: image via BBC Africa @BBC Africa, 20 July 2015


Incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza arrives by bicycle to cast his ballot #Burundi #photo by @fil: image via Agence France-Presse @AFP, 21 July 2015


#Burundi election Nyakabiga, writing "nkurunziza =crook, killer" on the floor dozens cheer: image via Maud Julien @Maud Julien, 21 July 2015

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Resident in Nyakabiga lights a barricade as community mourns 1 dead overnight; exact cause of death unclear.#Burundi
: image via Zoe Flood @Zoe Flood, 21 July 2015



#Burundi still tense in Nyakabiga ppl initially gathered around body - now some erecting a barricade: image via Maud Julien @Maud Julien, 21 July 2015


#Burundi election: violence ‘likely to escalate’ as shots, explosions echo through the capital: image via Eye On Africa F24 @EyeOnAfricaF24, 21 July 2015


A man carries a metal gate on a bicycle in Bujumbura, #Burundi #photo by @CarldeSouza1: image via Agence France-Presse @AFP, 20 July 2015


A child in the Cibitoke neighbourhood of Bujumbura attaches a board protesting against President Nkurunziza’s third mandate: photo by Phil Moore via the Guardian, 6 July 2015


A protestor throws fuel on to a shop kiosk dragged into the road to form a barricade in Cibitoke. Protestors fought street battles against the police and Imbonerakure -- the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD party -- resulting in at least three deaths:
: photo by Phil Moore via the Guardian, 6 July 2015
 

A market worker closes a potato stall in the Musaga market in Bujumbura. Shopkeepers say the price of fresh goods like tomatoes and potatoes has risen by up to 300%. A failed coup in May brought a marked reduction in protests, but many market stalls remain closed. The wholesale price of goods is higher due to the weakened Burundian franc and a rise in transport costs caused by insecurity.
: photo by Phil Moore via the Guardian, 6 July 2015


A barber gives a man a haircut in Cibitoke, Bujumbura. Cibitoke has been hard hit by the protests, stifling commerce in what is already one of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods
: photo by Phil Moore via the Guardian, 6 July 2015


People transport goods at the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Cross-border trade has been affected by increased insecurity
: photo by Phil Moore via the Guardian, 6 July 2015

Cylists hang to the back of a truck outside the capital Bujumbura, July 19, 2015,  as the country awaits next week's presidential elections. Each day scores of cyclists make the 45 kilometer downhill journey at breakneck speed from Bugarama to sell bananas, often hanging from the back of trucks for the return uphill trip.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures. REUTERS NEWS PICTURES.

Cyclists hang to the back of a truck outside the capital Bujumbura, as the country awaits next week’s presidential elections. Each day scores of cyclists make the 45 kilometer downhill journey at breakneck speed from Bugarama to sell bananas, often hanging from the back of trucks for the return uphill trip: photo by Mike Hutchings/Reuters, 20 June 2015
 
Cylists hang to the back of a truck outside the capital Bujumbura, July 19, 2015,  as the country awaits next week's presidential elections. Each day scores of cyclists make the 45 kilometer downhill journey at breakneck speed from Bugarama to sell bananas, often hanging from the back of trucks for the return uphill trip.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures. REUTERS NEWS PICTURES.
 
......................... Cyclists hang to the back of a truck: photo by Mike Hutchings/Reuters, 20 June 2015
 

2 comments:

Wooden Boy said...

The classes caught at the sharp edge of an economy often have the best sense of a nation's democratic health.

Once again, Tom, you're providing a news service.

TC said...

Thanks, Dunc. We're in some respects like so many now, just hanging to the back of the truck for dear life.

From very far away and almost another dimension it does seem that that suffering nation's economy like most is a pointy stick, aimed at the folk, wielded here by the president on the bicycle, on his way to join the military and the police in voting to re-elect himself.