Burundi: Watutsi Wrath

The King of Burundi, Mwami Mwambutsa IV, does not take kindly to rebels. Fortnight ago, after crushing attempts to overthrow the Watutsi monarchy and kill him and his Prime Minister, the Mwami had 34 of the conspirators—all members of the Bahutu tribe—marched into the sport stadium and executed by a firing squad (TIME, Oct. 29). Another batch of Bahutu politicians was hustled off to jail on charges of complicity in the plot. Last week ten of them, including Emile Bucumi, President of the country's National Assembly, and Gervais Nyangoma, former ambassador to the U.N.,...

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