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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza attends the ruling Conseil National pour la Defense de la Democratie - Forces pour Defense de la Democratie (CNDD-FDD) party extraordinary congress in Gitega Province, Burundi, August 20, 2016. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana


NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a decree on Tuesday for the country to quit the International Criminal Court, after parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to withdraw.

The letter, published in the presidency's website, said the decision would "come into immediate effect".

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