UN chief applauds "encouraging steps" in Burundi

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) is welcomed by Gaston Sindimwo (centre right), First Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi, on his arrival in Bujumbura.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

"Encouraging" signs out of Burundi this Tuesday following a meeting between the UN Secretary-General and the country's leader.

Ban Ki-moon said he welcomes President Pierre Nkurunziza's plans to hold talks with the opposition, release more than a thousand detainees and lift some media bans.

The measures are aimed at ending nearly a year of political unrest and violence in the Great Lakes nation.

Dianne Penn has more from Mr Ban's press conference in the capital, Bujumbura.

Duration: 2’52″

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