- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) - An official says Burundi’s president has fired his defense minister and two other Cabinet ministers after a failed coup attempt.

Presidential spokesman Gervais Abayeho said President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday fired Defense Minister Pontien Gaciyubenge, International Affairs Minister Laurent Kavakure and Trade Minister Marie Nizigiyimana.

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