Situation in Burundi Discussed at African Union Summit

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The 26th African Union (AU) summit was brought to a close on Sunday. The main focus of this year’s gathering was human rights with a particular emphasis placed on the rights of women.

One of the topics discussed was the situation in Burundi, where in early January it is alleged that dozens of people were killed by members of the Burundi security forces. The AU didn’t commit to any immediate plans to send more peacekeepers to the landlocked country, but stated that it will hold talks with the Burundian government to settle

on a strategy in order to halt nine months of violence.

To read more about the African Union summit, click below:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201602010736.html

And click below to learn more about the state of affairs in Burundi:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-01/african-union-plans-further-talks-with-burundi-over-peacekeepers

Image source: aqicn.org

Text sources:

allafrica.com – 1st February 2016

www.bloomberg.com – 1st February 2016

 

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