Possible coup in Burundi

A Burundi general has declared a coup against the incumbent president. Media reports indicate there are thousands in the streets in Bujumbura celebrating. The presidential website denies there has been a coup. Troops are deployed around the city, but it is not clear to whom the troops are loyal.

Advice For Travellers

Due to the uncertainty of the situation in Bujumbura, travellers should avoid any crowds or rallies. The security situation may remain unstable until the issue of who is in power is settled. Monitor local media and be prepared to leave the country should the safety and security situation become volatile and dangerous.