The United Nations-backed national political dialogue opens in Burundi - Some opposition party leaders in exile are back home in Burundi to participate in a national political dialogue, organized by the United Nations Office in Burundi, PANA reported Monday.
Some of the returnees included Alexis Sinduhije of the Movement for Democracy and Solidarity.
However, some other opposition party leaders stayed away from the national dialogue.
Those who were at the meeting included the popular leader of the National Liberation Forces, (FNL), Agathon Rwasa, a strong critic of the current regime.
FNL candidates ran in the local elections in 2010 general polls which he denounced as not being fair.
Trailing in second place behind the National council for the defense of democracy (CNDD-FDD) in the local polls, the FNL boycotted the other polls, including the presidential and legislative elections.