Burundi govt to release 2,000 prisoners, hold talks with opposition
Tuesday February 23 2016
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza (left) stands next to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon during a press conference on February 23, 2016 in Bujumbura. PHOTO | AFP
Ban arrived in Bujumbura Monday evening in a 24-hour visit for talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza, as well as leaders of political parties and civil society aimed at ending months of deadly unrest.
After meeting with Nkurunziza, as well as government and opposition politicians, the UN chief said that all sides had agreed to "inclusive dialogue" and that the president "confirmed, that he would engage in political dialogue."