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African Union Sending Peacekeepers to Burundi

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The African Union has authorized deployment of peacekeepers to troubled Burundi and given the government a four-day deadline to accept the troops. A communique issued Friday by the AU Peace and Security Council said the peacekeeping force would have up to 5,000 soldiers and police. It authorized the deployment for an initial period of six months. The council condemned recent violence in Burundi, including attacks on military barracks in the capital last week that reportedly left 87...

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