African Union plans to deploy military monitors to Burundi

February 27, 2016 11:00 AM

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KAMPALA, Uganda – The African Union says it will deploy rights observers and military monitors to violence-plagued Burundi following a visit to the country by five African leaders.

The AU said in a statement Saturday that Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza supports the deployment of 100 military monitors and 100 human rights observers. Nkurunziza had previously opposed the deployment of AU peacekeepers.

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