KIGALI, Rwanda 

Burundi’s main opposition leader on Sunday confirmed his party’s bid for the 2020 general elections and refuted speculation that he was going into exile amid government intimidation of opposition party members and supporters.

“Are you asking if I’m going into exile or going to hide? No I’m not. Go tell them there is no question of going into exile, there is no question of going into hiding. What we’re doing is preparing for 2020,” Agathon Rwasa, president of the National Freedom Council (CNL), told journalists in Bujumbura.

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