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‘Burundi can’t host elections amid current conditions’

The African Union says the environment is not conducive for an election.

Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The African Union (AU) has warned Burundi it isn't possible to hold elections under current conditions.

The call, from Addis Ababa, following today's killing of another demonstrator against President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking an unconstitutional third term at the poll set for next month.

Demonstrators, police and members of the ruling party's militia, clashed in the capital Bujumbura again today.

Police opened fire, killing one with a bullet to the head and wounding three others.

At least 15 people have been killed and scores wounded since late last month when Nkurunziza put himself up for re-election.

AU Commission Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma warns the situation is not suitable to hold elections.

She says the environment is not conducive for an election.

Observers can't be going into a country meeting refugees leaving.

More than 35,000 Burundians have fled into neighbouring Rwanda in recent weeks.