Print NewsBreaking newsArtists invited to apply for studiosBy John Keogh – May 29, 2015 647 Advertisement Linkedin Picture: Gareth WilliamsTHE Limerick Arts Office has announced an open call to recognised artists to apply for the use of two artists’ studios at James Street in Limerick City and in Cappamore.Interested artists can submit their applications up until 5pm on June 17 with a current CV, application form, a typed cover letter including the proposed use of the studio or gallery/workshop space and accompanying documentation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Those intending to apply to both studios are asked to submit two separate applications. Applications should be made to the Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City & County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, or by email [email protected] WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Previous articleCycle to support school for the deafNext articleCouple jump to safety from burning house John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Nkurunziza won a third term in Tuesday’s election, which was boycotted by the opposition. Rivals accused him of violating the constitution by running for another five years in office.The election commission said on Friday that the president, who cited a court ruling saying he could run again, had secured 73 percent of the vote.Nkurunziza’s re-election bid has plunged Burundi into its biggest crisis since an ethnically charged civil war ended in 2005. Dozens of people have been killed in weeks of protests and more than 170,000 have fled to refugee camps in neighboring states.“It is imperative that the government of Burundi re-engage in a meaningful, serious dialogue with opposition and civil society leaders to reach a consensus on the way forward,” Kerry said in a statement on Friday, declaring the vote “deeply flawed”.The ruling CNDD-FDD party dismissed U.S. criticism of the election that came even before voting began. Party chief Pascal Nyabenda said U.S. officials’ remarks were “negative and nihilistic” and implied “the Burundian people cannot rule themselves.”Weeks of talks between the government, opposition parties, civil society groups and others failed to resolve differences.Leading opposition politician, Agathon Rwasa, who boycotted the vote, has called for a government of national unity. The government has said it was open to the idea but ruled out conditions such as shortening the president’s term.The European Union and African Union did not send observers to the vote because they said the whole process was not credible.Neighboring east African nations, which did send observers, said voting was generally calm on Tuesday but the process “fell short of the principles and standards for holding free, fair, peaceful, transparent and credible elections.”It cited issues such as violence that preceded voting and security worries among the population, restrictions on the media and a boycott of the voting by opposition parties. The African states also called for dialogue.Opponents stayed away from the June 29 parliamentary polls, which Nkurunziza’s CNDD-FDD party also won, and Tuesday’s presidential vote. President Pierre NkurunzizaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Burundi’s election this week “deeply flawed” and urged President Pierre Nkurunziza to hold a “meaningful, serious” dialogue with the African country’s opposition, the State Department said.