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Burundi's tax revenue fell 17 percent in the last quarter of 2015 compared with the year-ago period, depressed by months of political violence sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s disputed decision to run for a third term. The Burundi Revenue Office (OBR) said it collected 157.84 billion francs ($102.16 million) in taxes in the October-to-December period, down from 191.32 billion francs for the same period in 2014, and 38.46 billion francs short of its target. “Due to the crisis Burundi is going through, the fourth quarter’s results show an underperformance both in forecasts and results,” OBR Commissioner General Domitien Ndihokubwayo told a news conference.
Suspected cultists attacked a gas storage facility run by the local arm of Italian oil company Eni in Nigeria's oil-rich delta region, an army spokesman said. Hits on oil installations have picked up in the last few weeks coinciding with an arrest warrant for former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, known as Tompolo. The cult group with links to former militants has been quiet for years but security sources in the delta said they began regrouping after President Muhammadu Buhari came to power on a vow to crush endemic corruption.