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By Clement Manirabarusha and Njuwa Maina BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - A Burundi opposition figure and his bodyguard were shot dead in the capital by gunmen on Saturday, a civil society activist and residents said, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. Zedi Feruzi, the head of opposition party UPD, and his bodyguard were killed in the Ngagara district, Anshere Nikoyagize, the head of the civil society group Ligue ITEKA, told Reuters. Burundi is facing its deepest crisis since the end of an ethnically fuelled civil war in 2005.
Poles began voting Sunday in the second round of a too-close-to-call presidential election with incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski trying to fend off the populist challenge of conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda. After nearly eight years in power, the centrist Civic Platform (PO) -- associated with Komorowski -- is running neck and neck in the polls with Duda's right-wing opposition Law and Justice Party (PiS). Komorowski, a 62-year-old communist-era dissident who was jailed by the regime, was stunned by his razor-thin defeat in the first round to his energetic challenger on May 10.