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  1. Scroll down for Thursday's stories

    We'll be back tomorrow

    That's all from the BBC Africa Live page today.

    Thursday's African proverb is: "Wisdom is like hair, everyone has their own." Swahili wisdom sent by Bruno Onindo in Canada and Winnie Muthoni and Tez Lore in Kenya. Click here to send your proverbs.

    And we leave you with this photograph of a loyalist soldier in Burundi's capital, where there has been fighting between rival army factions today. It appears those supporting President Pierre Nkurunziza have the upper hand. Go to BBCAfrica.com keep up to date with developments in Burundi.

    A loyalist soldier in Bujumbura, Burundi
  2. Burundi army 'mopping up'

    The BBC's Maud Jullien has tweeted that the army chief of staff Prime Niyongabo says an unknown number of coup supporters are hiding near the Muha military base in the capital, Bujumbura, and mopping up operations will start tomorrow.

  3. Burundi news site closes

    Iwacu screen grab

    Burundi's respected Iwacu news website says it will not be publishing any more stories at the moment.

    In a message on the site's front page Iwacu's director says (in French): "For security reasons, Iwacu Press is not in a position to work freely. Iwacu is forced to temporarily stop its publications."

  4. Dampening weather in Bujumbura?

    Al-Jazeera reporter in Burundi tweets...

  5. Burundi fighting fallout

    These photos of military vehicles destroyed in today's fighting in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, have been sent to the BBC by pro-government activist Nubwacu Yves Lionel.

    A destroyed army vehicle in Bujumbura
    A destroyed army vehicle in Bujumbura

    Rival army factions were fighting in the city today - and forces loyal to President Nkurunziza now seem to have the upper hand.

    The BBC's Maud Jullien in Bujumbura says that at least five soldiers died in the fighting today.

  6. Crosses in Bujumbura

    Some photos are coming in of the streets today in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, where loyalists forces appear to be in control.

    Earlier some protesters in a northern district of the city erected barricades to protect themselves from police:

    Civilian jumps over a burning barricade of rocks erected by residents to protect themselves from police, in a northern district of the capital Bujumbura, in Burundi Thursday 14 May 2015

    Here civilians carry crosses as a sign of impartiality:

    A civilian carries a Christian cross as a sign of impartiality as he and others walk down a major road in the capital Bujumbura, in Burundi Thursday, 14 May 2015
  7. Burundi leader 'safe'

    Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is "safe and sound", his spokesman Willy Nyamitwe has told the the BBC.

    But he said for security reasons he could not divulge the president's current location.

  8. Live from Burundi

    The BBC's Maud Jullien will be reporting live with the latest from Bujumbura for our Focus on Africa TV programme.

    Presenter Peter Okwoche will be also looking at the conversations you are having on social media - BBC World News at 17:30 GMT.

    Police forces patrol on a deserted major road in the capital Bujumbura, in Burundi Thursday, May 14, 201
    Image caption: Police forces patrolling a deserted road today
  9. 'Surrendered weapons' in Burundi

    Maud Jullien

    BBC Africa, Bujumbura

    We have visited the Bujumbura offices of Burundi's state broadcaster RTBN, where loyalists soldiers seem to be in control after the heavy fighting with coup supporters earlier today.

    They showed us about 10 coup supporters, who they say had surrendered their weapons:

    Guns on display outside national state broadcaster in Bujumbura, Burundi - 14 May 2015

    We also saw two dead soldiers, both alleged coup supporters, on a destroyed tank. At least five soldiers have died in the fighting today.

    Whilst we were there, about 30 minutes ago, we could still hear sporadic gunfire.

  10. Zuma defends SA police raids

    Milton Nkosi

    BBC News, Johannesburg

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has defended the police and army raids which have been criticised for targeting foreign nationals.

    He said in parliament that the "operation is aimed at ensuring that traders [are operating] legally. [The police] are also targeting trade in contraband".

    The president added that "the government will not tolerate illegal immigrants. All people must be here legally... Like everywhere else the laws of the country must be respected".

    Members of the South African Police detain a foreign national in downtown Johannesburg
    Image caption: There has been some criticism that police and army raids are unfairly targeting foreigners
  11. Nkurunziza 'not in Tanzania'

    Anne Soy

    BBC Africa, Dar es Salaam

    Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza flew out of Tanzania yesterday and he is not in the East African nation now, Salvator Rweyemamu, spokesperson for the Tanzanian president, has said.

    He could not confirm whether or not he was able to land in Burundi on Wednesday evening, but said that he did not return to Tanzania.

    This is contrary to other sources in Dar es Salaam that point to him still being here, including a government source last night.

    Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza (C) is escorted on his way to the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Image caption: President Nkurunziza is pictured here on his way to the airport in Dar es Salaam, but it is not clear where he is now
  12. Zimbabwe cricket confusion

    Confusion surrounds Zimbabwe's cricket tour to Pakistan, where fixtures were to be played from 22-31 May.

    Fifteen minutes after issuing a press release saying the tour was suspended, Zimbabwe Cricket now says: "Discussions are still ongoing."

    Zimbabwe cricket team in New Zealand
    Image caption: There have been security concerns for the Zimbabwean team
  13. Bujumbura's day

    Ruth Nesoba

    BBC Africa, Bujumbura

    It is quiet in the streets in the centre of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, at the moment, and I can see that some people have ventured out on to the streets.

    In the morning we woke up to the news that the loyalists had launched an attack on private radio stations, which were taken off air, and then there was a struggle between rival factions in the army over control of the national broadcaster.

    The TV is not on air, but radio is playing Kirundi music. The broadcasts have been on and off, at one point we had reports that people who had led the attempted coup had gained control of it, but later there were reports that the loyalists were still in control.

    There is no confirmation about the whereabouts of the attempted coup leader Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare, and we have not heard from him since his announcement of a coup on private radio on Wednesday.

    A soldier, loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza, smiles as he holds a RPG
    Image caption: Soldiers loyal to the president have been pictured on the streets of Bujumbura
  14. CAR child soldiers freed

    More than 300 children have been released by rival armed groups in the Central African Republic, according to the UN children's agency.

    The 357 children, many under 12 years old, were freed near the town of Bambari by mainly Christian anti-Balaka militias and the mostly Muslim ex-Seleka armed group following a Unicef-facilitated agreement.

    Children play cards at the a reception centre for child soldiers in Bangui -22 July 2013
    Image caption: Unicef estimates that between 6,000 and 10,000 children are connected with CAR's armed factions
  15. Call for Burundi dialogue

    @AU_PSD

    The AU Peace and Security Council has been discussing the situation in Burundi, it tweets: "#Burundi crisis should be resolved through peaceful & legal means, & in line with Arusha Agreement - #PSC Chair, Press Conference"

    In another tweet it says: "#PSC decides 2 deploy #HumanRights Observers 2 #Burundi; appeals 2 all stakeholders to resolve crisis in interest of Burundi pple -PSC Chair"

    AU press conference
  16. Burundi radio battle

    Rival factions of Burundi's army have been battling for control of the state broadcaster RTBN, which briefly went off air.

    Several sources are now saying the station is in control of troops loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza.

    Soldiers loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza in Bujumbura - 14 May 2015
    Image caption: These soldiers on the streets of Bujumbura today are loyal to the president

    "We had stopped transmitting during the attack. Now the fighting has stopped we can resume. It is still loyalist soldiers who are in control," the AFP news agency quotes the station's director, Jerome Nzokirantevye, as saying.

  17. AU debates Burundi

    @AU_PSD

    The African Union Peace and Security Council tweets: "#PSC Members now exchanging views on latest dev/ts in #Burundi. A communique will be issued on the meeting."

    AU meeting picture
  18. Mali peace plan 'initialled'

    Alex Duval Smith

    BBC Africa, Bamako, Mali

    Representatives of secessionist Tuareg and Arab rebels have placed their initials on a peace proposal for Mali in Algiers. But the Coordination of Movements for Azawad (CMA) says it will not turn up for a planned signing ceremony in Bamako tomorrow.

    President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita is expected to sign the deal only with his own allies - Arabs and Tuaregs who recognise Mali's sovereignty.

    The proposed deal is a roadmap over two years, including a disarmament and integration process and devolving powers to Mali's regions.

    Bilal Agh Cherif, secretary general of The Coordination of the Movements of Azawad (CMA), signs a preliminary peace agreement in Algiers, Algeria
    Image caption: Secessionists have "initialled" a deal but have not yet agreed to all the details in it
  19. Burundi weapons

    Heavily armed police in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, have been guarding checkpoints today:

    Police officers stand at a check point in Bujumbura, Burundi 14 May 2015

    The streets have been quiet, unlike on Wednesday with people celebrating the coup bid, but there has been fighting between rival groups within the army around the offices of the state broadcaster.

    Here a few protesters opposed to the continued rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza set up barricades in their area and are seen preparing a petrol bomb:

    Protesters who are against President Pierre Nkurunziza prepare a petrol bomb in Bujumbura, Burundi 14 May 2015
  20. AU discusses Burundi

    The African Union Peace and Security Council is now discussing Burundi.

    It tweets: "Chaired by Amb. Amina Diallo of Niger, 507th meeting of #AUPSC has started. Council is considering situation #Burundi"

    Chair of Peace and Security Council
  21. BreakingBreaking News

    Burundi's national RTBN radio is back on air, under the control of troops loyal to President Pierre Nkrunziza, a military source has told the BBC.

    We can confirm that it is now broadcasting music.

  22. 'It's scary' in Bujumbura

    Andrew, a resident of Burundi's capital, told the BBC World Have Your Say programme that his house was shaking earlier from the fighting that erupted again after midday local time (10:00 GMT).

    "I'm taking cover in my house… but it's quite scary.

    "It's difficult to know what's going on… there's lot of speculation and rumours… people are sending information on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

    "Yesterday people were chanting and hugging and marching, and today it's quite dead.

    "No-one dares to go out, it's dangerous, there's shooting everywhere."

    You can hear more at 14:00 GMT on the BBC World Service

  23. North-east Nigeria curfew

    In Nigeria, the military has imposed a curfew in the main north-eastern city of Maiduguri after a surprise attack by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

    Troops and vigilantes fought off the militants on Tuesday evening as they tried to enter Maiduguri, residents told the BBC.

    Click here for details.

    Nigerian soldiers
    Image caption: Nigerian soldiers have retaken many towns from Boko Haram in a recent offensive
  24. Burundi leader 'ready to forgive'

    Reuters news agency has filed some quotes from the interview Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza gave national RTBN radio earlier today.

    "I condemn that group of coup plotters," he is quoted as saying.

    "I thank soldiers who are putting things in order, and I forgive any soldier who decides to surrender."

    Afterward the interview, there was fighting in the capital, Bujumbura, around the broadcaster, which is now off air.

    President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza - August 2014
    Image caption: Pierre Nkurunziza was in Tanzania when the coup bid started
  25. Hiding in Bujumbura

    Men are photographed running for cover after hearing gunfire in a street on Burundi's capital, Bujumbura.

    Men run for cover after they hear gunfire in a street in Bujumbura, Burundi - 14 May 2015
  26. Plotting Bujumbura

    This map shows key locations in Burundi's capital city - the international airport, which has reportedly reopened under the control of loyalist forces, the state-run broadcaster where there is renewed fighting, the president's residence and the private Tele Renaissance, which has reportedly been taken off air:

    Map of Bujumbura
  27. BreakingBreaking News

    Burundi's national radio RTBN is now off air following heavy fighting around its offices in the capital, Bujumbura.

  28. Burundi's president interviewed

    Burundi's national radio broadcaster RTBN interviewed President Pierre Nkrunziza by phone at midday local time (10:00 GMT).

    Fighting has since erupted around the broadcaster's offices.

    A general supporting the coup told the AFP news agency that the main units fighting to oust the president "have just received the order to take RTNB, and this should be done quickly because we have the means".

    A tank in Bujumbura, Burundi on Wednesday 13 May 2015
    Image caption: There were scenes of celebration in the capital on Wednesday
  29. Fighting at state broadcaster

    @MaudJullien

    The BBC's Maud Jullien tweets from Burundi's capital that there is "heavy fighting in city centre".

    She says it seems to be close the state-run national radio offices.

  30. Commercial flights 'soon' in Bujumbrua

    The international airport in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, is getting back to work, says Emmanuel Habimana, the head of the airport authority.

    Mr Habimnana told the BBC: "The technical personnel are working, but because of the ongoing tension, most non-essential personnel are not yet at work.

    "But the airport is operational and they are working to get commercial flights working soon."

  31. Burundi private stations 'off air'

    The Burundian private radio station Isanganiro says it has been taken off air along with other private broadcasters. The station was one of those that broadcast the coup announcement on Wednesday.

    Screen grab

    On its website it says (in French): "Danger: All the most listened to private radio stations in Burundi: Isanganiro, Bonesha, RPA and Renaissance are now shut. Only pro-government national radio continues to broadcast."

  32. Burundi's 'youth militia'

    There are suspicions that the youth wing of Burundi's ruling party has been involved in attacks on private radio stations in the capital.

    Known as Imbonerakure, some believe it has been turned into a militia and may have been given weapons with the intention of intimidating people ahead of elections.

    There are also allegations that some of its members have received military training by Burundian officers over the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo - denied by the ruling CNDD-FDD.

    Some Burundians who have recently fled to neighbouring countries say they received threats from Imbonerakure members, who tend to turn up to official functions these days in uniforms - fatigue trousers with party T-shirts.

    Burundian refugees waits for a soap and blanket distribution in Rwanda - 10 April 2015
    Image caption: Some Burundian refugees say they are fleeing threats from the youth wing
  33. BreakingBreaking News

    Ruth Nesoba

    BBC Africa, Bujumbura

    Heavy fighting and shelling can be heard near the state-run national broadcaster RNTB in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura.

    Loyalists and supporters of the coup are fighting for control.

  34. Bujumbura airport 'reopens'

    A BBC reporter in the Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, says the international airport has reopened.

    The commander of the airport said a Somali cargo plane recently took off. This would confirm that the airport is in the hands of loyalist soldiers, our reporter says.

  35. Uncertainty in Bujumbura

    Bujumbura is quiet at the moment apart from some "sporadic gunfire", a charity worker Simon Guillebaud told the BBC's Outside Source programme.

    "People are keeping off the streets... and people haven't got a clue about what's going to happen next," he said.

  36. Grenade launchers in Bujumbura

    Maud Jullien

    BBC Africa, Bujumbura

    I have just seen policemen with grenade launchers pointed at the Isanganiro private radio station, which broadcast Wednesday's coup announcement by Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare.

    The streets of Bujumbura now seem mainly under the control of loyalist policemen.

  37. Crucial fight for Burundi media

    Maud Jullien

    BBC Africa, Bujumbura

    The divisions in Burundi's army over the coup attempt do not appear to be along ethnic lines - both the army chief of staff, who is loyal to the president, and the general who announced the coup are Hutus.

    The factions appear to be between those who believe the president violated the peace accord that ended the civil war by running for a third term and those who remain loyal to him.

    The reason there has been so much fighting for control of state-run RTNB broadcaster is because it was the only one still broadcasting to the whole country last night when people outside Bujumbura may not have known about the coup attempt in the capital.

    Some private radio were able to broadcast for several hours this morning.

    Burundian soldiers patrol the streets atop a military vehicle as civilians celebrate in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, 13 May 2015
    Image caption: Rival groups became part of the army after the end of the civil war, which officially ended in 2005
  38. Burundi radio stations burnt

    Hewete Haileselassie

    BBC Africa

    Eloge Willy Kaneza, a journalist at the Burundian private broadcaster Radio Bonesha, told me that his station and another private broadcaster African Public Radio (RPA) have been taken off air.

    The office buildings were also set alight on Thursday morning.

    He said his colleagues were given time to say goodbye to the audience and the signal was then switched off. All staff were made to leave the premises.

    He added that this was done by military and policemen who would not say who gave them the order.

  39. Loyalist forces 'have upper hand'

    A military source has told BBC Afrique that loyalist forces in Burundi are now in control of Bujumbura's city centre, the airport, the presidential palace and the national radio and television stations.

    Smoke rises from several buildings near the port in Bujumbura on May 14, 2015
    Image caption: A photo of Bujumbura this morning - private media stations were amongst areas attacked overnight

    Coup bid leader Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare and his supporters are at the Camp Para-Commandos barracks, which houses many of the army's armoured vehicles and is home to elite paratroopers.

    The brigade facing them is called the First Military Region, which control the provinces of Bujumbura, Cibitoke, Bubanza.

    Protests against President Nkrunziza running for a third term have centred on the capital city.

    The source said that more Hutus appear to be siding with the loyalists and Tutsi officers with Gen Niyombare, even though he is also a former rebel Hutu commander. Additionally, Defence Minister Pontien Gaciyubwenge - also an army general - is supporting the coup and is a Tutsi.

  40. Ghana 'not the worst'

    Sammy Darko

    BBC Africa, Accra

    Ghana's government has rejected the impression that the country has one of the worst education systems in the world.

    A report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development released on Wednesday put Ghana at the bottom of a list of 76 countries.

    The government says that the education system has been praised by "all other recently published international reports" and that the education system "remains robust" and is making progress.

    Ghana statement
  41. Diplomatic reaction to Burundi

    • The East African Community (EAC) has condemned the coup attempt
    • But the EAC also says June's elections should be postponed and called for the constitution and the Arusha peace agreement that ended the civil war to be respected
    • The US calls "on all of the parties to end the violence and to exercise restraint" and would consider imposing visa bans on those involved
    • The African Union has condemned the coup, calls for "dialogue and consensus" and says it is worried about the regional fallout
    • The AU Peace and Security Council is to meet to discuss Burundi on Thursday
    • The European Union asks all sides to show restraint and that all parties should respect the "principles" of the Arusha deal
    • The UN's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says all parties should show "calm and restraint"
  42. AU to meet on Burundi

    @AU_PSD

    The African Union tweets: "#AU Peace & Security Council #PSC convenes an emergency meeting this afternoon to consider the situation in #Burundi. Chair: #Niger."

  43. Mugabe's role in solving Burundi crisis

    Brian Hungwe

    BBC Africa, Harare

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is currently chairman of the African Union and in the position he is expected to help facilitate a resolution of the security situation in Burundi.

    This morning he is at a police passing out parade in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare:

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe at a police passing out parade in Harare
  44. Burundi 'on the precipice'

    Regional expert Simon Adams told the BBC's Newsday programme that the Burundi coup bid poses more questions than it answers.

    "Regardless of what happens there's a very sad and bloody history in Burundi of unconstitutional changes of government resulting in widespread political and ethnic violence... what's essential for the country now is to pull back from the precipice," the executive director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect said.

    Protesters, who are against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, gesture in front of a barricade in Bujumbura, Burundi 14 May 2015
    Image caption: Some protesters are back on the streets today

    "The last couple of weeks have shown how deep the divisions inside the country are and unfortunately even though this has been a political conflict and people have kept it very much on the political level the underlying ethnic tensions in Burundi are also very deep."

  45. Regional concern over Burundi crisis

    Front page of Kenyan Standard

    The coup attempt in Burundi is on the front pages of the newspapers in Kenya. The Standard quotes President Pierre Nkurunziza as saying the coup has failed.

    The Daily Nation says Burundi has been plunged into a "political crisis".

    Daily Nation
  46. Burundians 'stay indoors'

    Maud Jullien

    BBC Africa, Bujumbura

    There is an uneasy calm in Burundi's capital following overnight clashes at strategic points between rival groups of soldiers.

    People are staying indoors today after Wednesday's celebrations of what was called "a victory of the people".

    One man told me that "it would be the worst thing if what started off as a struggle for democracy turned into an open conflict".

    Men sit at a barricade in a street in Bujumbura, Burundi May 14
    Image caption: There is an "uneasy calm in Bujumbura after clashes overnight
  47. The coup bid leader

    Here is a reminder of what we know about coup bid leader Gen Godefroid Niyombare.

    The 46-year-old was once an ally of Burundi's President Pierre Nkrunziza:

    Major General Godefroid Niyombare
    Image caption: The general announcing the "dismissal" of the president

    •Former rebel CNDD-FDD commander

    •First ethnic Hutu army chief - a significant step in reconciliation efforts

    •A negotiator in peace talks with last rebel group FNL

    •Oversaw Burundi's deployment to Somalia as part of African force

    •Served as an ambassador to Kenya

    •Dismissed as intelligence chief in February, three months after his appointment

    •His dismissal came days after he advised against the third-term bid

  48. Loyalists 'control' Burundi airport

    Pro-Nkurunziza soldiers are now in control of the airport in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, a military source has told the BBC.

    The president was unable to return to the country from a regional summit on Wednesday after a coup was announced.

  49. 'Created a militia'

    Agathon Rwasa, a former leader of Burundi's FNL rebel group, also accused the president of cracking down on members of the opposition.

    "The economy is no longer standing up. The rights of civilians are thwarted every day and he managed even to create a militia which is against the law and which is against democracy," the opposition leader told the BBC's Newsday programme.

    Agathon Rwasa - Archive shot
    Image caption: The FNL leader was planning to stand in elections in June

    But he said he was still optimistic that democratic elections would be held and reschedule for August.

  50. 'President caused the chaos'

    Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has told the BBC he supports the coup bid because the president's third-term ambitions were contrary to peace accords that ended the 12-year war.

    Agathon Rwasa
    Image caption: Agathon Rwasa was a former rebel leader

    "It is unfortunate that people must resort to such a procedure when we are in a democracy, but they had nothing to do but just that because President Nkurunziza failed to listen to all of those who advised him not to cause chaos in this country," he said.

  51. Burundi so far

    • Coup announced on Wednesday by Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare, former intelligence chief
    • President Pierre Nkurunziza still out of the country after attending a regional summit
    • Rival groups of soldiers clashed overnight in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura
    • Fighting took place around the national TV station
    • The BBC's media monitoring service says that state TV is not broadcasting
    • Private radio stations attacked overnight
    • President Nkrunzuza calls for calm in a tweet
    • Fighting in the centre of Bujumbura subsided in the morning
    People walk in a street in Bujumbura, Burundi May 14
    Image caption: There is a lull in the fighting in the centre of Bujumbura
  52. 'Calm' in centre of Bujumbura

    The centre of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, is calm at the moment a student has told the BBC's Newsday programme.

    Star Rogori, who describes himself as a "keyboard warrior", said there are very few people in the streets and gunfire can no longer be heard.

    A protester, who is against President Pierre Nkurunziza"s decision to run for a third term, gestures in front of a burning barricade in Bujumbura
    Image caption: People have been burning barricades in parts of Bujumbura this morning
  53. Arson at radio station

    The private radio station African Public Radio (RPA) in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, has been set fire to overnight, reports Sonia Rolley from Radio France Internationale.

    RPA had been closed as the protests against President Nkurunziza's third-term bid began last month.

  54. 'Stay calm' Burundi

    @BdiPresidence

    The Burundi presidency has just tweeted (in French) that President Pierre Nkurunziza "calls on Burundians to stay calm".

  55. Clashes in Burundi

    Maud Jullien

    BBC Africa, Bujumbura

    There have been heavy exchanges of gunfire in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, during most of the night, with clashes taking place over the control of the national television.

    Early this morning the army chief of staff announced the coup attempt by Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare, former head of intelligence in Burundi, had failed.

    We understand that this followed a night of negotiations between the chief of staff and the defence minister who supports the coup.

    Major General Godefroid Niyombare (C) arrives at the Radio Publique Africaine (RPA) broadcasting studios to address the nation in Burundi's capital Bujumbura
    Image caption: Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare announced a coup on radio on Wednesday
  56. Wise words

    Today's African proverb: "Wisdom is like hair, everyone has their own." A Swahili proverb sent by Bruno Onindo, Halifax, Canada, Winnie Muthoni, Murang'a, Kenya, and Tez Lore, Nairobi, Kenya.

    Click here to send your proverbs.

  57. Good morning

    Welcome to the BBC Africa Live page where we'll be keeping you up to date with all the developments from Burundi as well as reaction from elsewhere, plus other news stories from the continent.