A man begs for help from the military as he stands in a drain where he was hiding to escape from a lynch mob in Bujumbura, Burundi, on May 7, 2015. A caucus of Kenyan MPs, known as Friends of Burundi, has accused leaders from East Africa of doing little to help end the bloodshed in Burundi. AFP PHOTO
Burundian plea: ‘How many people must die before you help stop the killings?
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(CNN)People dragged from their homes and killed in the night. Bodies littering the streets of the capital at dawn. An attack on an army barracks. A President whose third term is viewed by many as unconstitutional.
All this amid a history of horrible ethnic warfare.
These are frightening times in the central African country of Burundi. Lurking always in the background is the possibility of widespread ethnic violence and even regional instability.
And one resident of the capital, Bujumbura, made an emotional plea Wednesday to the international community.
“How many people must die before you help stop the killings?” Nsengiyumva Pierre Claver, a former EU elections observer, asked in an interview with CNN.READ MORE