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Burundi Rejects AU Force Deployment

Burundi has rejected a 5,000 member peacekeeping mission the African Union said last week it would send to the country amid fears it is sliding back towards civil war. Burundi’s National Security Council (NSC) -- including President Pierre Nkurunziza and his entire cabinet rejected the proposed force on Tuesday.  A day earlier, the Burundian parliament said it would be considered an invasion force. Foreign Minister Alain Nyamitwe criticized the African Union for not consulting his...

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