Democratic Republic of the Congo: Democratic Republic of the Congo has given 48 hours to Burundi military to leave the country
President Felix Tshisekedi has ordered his Burundian counterpart to immediately remove his soldiers on DRC territory within 48 hours. The ultimatum issued on Friday expires today, May 2.
Sources close to the Presidency in DR Congo confirmed that President Tshisekedi communicated to President Pierre Nkurunziza, but did not specify whether it was by telephone or other channels
Burundi National Defense Force (FDNB) soldiers are currently stationed in the territory of Uvira (South Kivu province in the east of DRC). They are allegedly pursuing Red Tabara rebels opposed to the Nkurunziza regime.