East Africa countries among world’s ‘most fragile’ again

Thursday June 18 2015

Soldiers stand near a house set on fire by protestors opposed to the Burundian president's bid to stand for a third term in Butagazwa, Mugongomanga, some 30km east of the capital Bujumbura, on June 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO | CARL DE SOUZA

Soldiers stand near a house set on fire by protestors opposed to the Burundian president's bid to stand for a third term in Butagazwa, Mugongomanga, some 30km east of the capital Bujumbura, on June 5, 2015. Threats of violence, executions and abductions "could tip an already extremely tense situation over the edge," UN chief says. AFP PHOTO | CARL DE SOUZA 

By KEVIN J KELLEY, TEA Special Correspondent