Burundi crisis

Burundi opposition leader 'arrested'

The head of a Burundi opposition party has been arrested after travelling to a central town for a funeral, party members have told news agency Reuters.

Aloys Baricako, president of Ranac (National Gathering for Change) was reportedly arrested on Monday night.

Party spokesman George Nikiza told Reuters: "The intelligence services in Gitega confirmed his arrest to us and said he was detained for inquiry."

A local news outlet shared this picture of Mr Baricako:

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Burundi fell into turmoil in 2015 after President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a third term.

Since then, more than 400,000 people have been forced from their homes.

Mr Nkurunziza was re-elected in July 2015 in a poll that was boycotted by the opposition.