Burundi president Nkurunziza sacks ministers amid protests over election bid
Burundi’s president has sacked three cabinet ministers, as protests resumed after last week’s failed coup.
A spokesman for the president told the BBC that President Pierre Nkurunziza had dismissed his defence, external relations and trade ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday.
It comes amid protests against the president running for a third term in elections due next month.
Mr Nkurunziza returned from Tanzania last week after a failed coup.
The BBC’s Ruth Nesoba says soldiers fired warning shots to disperse crowds on Monday morning as youths barricaded roads.
Protesters were chanting for President Nkurunziza to drop his plans to seek a third term in elections.
Some businesses were closed and activities stopped in the Nyakabiga, Musaga and Mutakura neighbourhoods of Bujumbura