Burundi's electoral commission has recommended pushing back national elections, after unrest sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term.
The National Independent Election Commission said Monday it has proposed legislative polls to take place on June 26, followed by the presidential election on July 15 and a senatorial vote on July 24.
The presidential election originally was set for June 26, but there has been no campaigning in the wake of violent protests and a failed coup attempt last month in the capital, Bujumbura.
Some opposition officials said the electoral commission lacks the legal authority to make any pronouncements because two of its five commissioners are believed to have fled the country.
More than 100,000 Burundians have fled the country since the protests began.
The president's supporters say he is eligible for a third term because he was elected by parliament, not voters, for his first five-year term in 2005. The constitutional court has ruled in favor of the president.
But his critics say that by running for a third term, he is violating term limits in the constitution and the accords that ended Burundi's civil war.
The United States has called on Mr. Nkurunziza not to run for a third term, saying the decision could destabilize Burundi.
South Carolina Police Shooter indited
A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man fleeing after a traffic stop.
Michael Slager was fired and accused of murder in the April 4 killing of 50-year-old Walter Scott. Slager pulled Scott over for driving with a broken brake light.
A video, taken by a bystander with a cellphone camera, showed Scott running away as Slager pulls his gun and fires eight shots. Slager initially said he opened fire after Scott had taken his electronic stun gun during a scuffle
Slager faces between 30 years and life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.
The South Carolina incident is one of the latest in a series of fatal encounters in the United States between unarmed black males and white police.
The incidents led to large protests across the nation over aggressive police tactics in minority communities.
The U.S. Justice Department has launched investigations into possible civil rights violations by police in a number of the cases.