BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Police in the Burundian capital fired teargas on Sunday to disperse protesters who had gathered to demonstrate against President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term in office, witnesses said. "We deplore the way police acted with violence against a peaceful demonstration," Janvier Bigirimana, a civil society activist, told Reuters in the capital Bujumbura. More than 300 civil society organisations have called for street protests to reject what they called a "coup" against the constitution, which limits leaders to two terms in office.
Nigeria recalled its ambassador to South Africa on Saturday in the latest sign of African countries' discontent at Pretoria's handling of attacks on immigrants. Acting High Commissioner Martin Cobham and Deputy High Commissioner Uche Ajulu-Okeke had been asked to return to Nigeria for consultations, a statement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry said. "The invitation is in connection with the on-going xenophobia in South Africa targeting foreigners, mainly African migrants," the statement said. Seven people have been killed in attacks on migrants since March 20, when Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini spoke out against foreign workers.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left at least 1,900 people dead.