The Central African nation of Burundi is at crisis point following a series of escalating clashes. On Friday, December 10th, the country suffered its worst day of violence yet: close to 100 people were killed in the capital Bujumbura following clashes between security forces and a pro-opposition militia. According to claims by the government, the tens of bodies found on the streets of Bujumbura the next morning belonged to 79 rebels who were killed following an attack on three military installations. "They were shot down by security forces. The people found in the streets are attackers who have been killed by the security,” said government spokesman Karerwa Ndenzako in a statement to the media.