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IMF Lends Burundi $6.9M to Bolster Economy Prior to Elections

The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that it would lend Burundi $6.9 million to shore up the aid-dependent central African nation, months before a presidential election in June. Tensions are running high in the landlocked nation, which is tentatively emerging from more than a decade of civil war, because of a dispute over whether current President Pierre Nkurunziza can run for another term in a vote on June 26. The IMF also said it would lend Burundi $13.9 million in 2016 to...

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