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BBC: Burundi 'coup plotters' appear in court

Eighteen people have appeared in court in Burundi accused of helping to organise a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza, lawyers and relatives said.

They are reported to include an army general and two police commissioners.

Gen Godefroid Niyombare, who launched the coup bid on Wednesday, is said to be still on the run.

Earlier, President Nkurunziza thanked the army for thwarting the coup and appealed for calm.

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