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EU sanction takes aim where it hurts Burundi: Peacekeeper funding

30 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The European Union plans to cut back its funding for Burundi’s lucrative peacekeeping contingent in Somalia to try to force President Pierre Nkurunziza into talks with opponents and away from the brink of ethnic conflict, diplomatic sources said.
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Burundi to fight AU peacekeepers, if they step foot on its soil; I say good, for different reason!

1 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

I am one of those persons puzzled by the regional and international pressures that is targeting Burundi to receive the 5,000-strong African Union (AU) force, known as MAPROBU for the African Prevention and Protection Mission in Burundi. The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) approved the force on 17 December 2015.
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