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Burundi condemns foreign diplomatic pressure over political crisis

Burundi`s government on Tuesday condemned mounting diplomatic pressure over President Pierre Nkurunziza`s controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term, signalling it would not bow to international criticism.

Bujumbura: Burundi`s government on Tuesday condemned mounting diplomatic pressure over President Pierre Nkurunziza`s controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term, signalling it would not bow to international criticism.

"The government of Burundi is profoundly preoccupied by the current diplomatic activity which could undermine and denigrate our republican institutions and constitution," government spokesman Philippe Nzobonariba said on state radio.