A top Burundian general on Wednesday announced the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president’s bid to stand for a third term.

The radio broadcast by General Godefroid Niyombare — who was sacked from his position as the central African nation’s powerful chief of intelligence in February — came hours after President Nkurunziza arrived in neighbouring Tanzania for talks to end the crisis.

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