African Union proposes 5,000 peacekeepers for Burundi: diplomat

December 18, 2015 5:45 AM

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African Union proposes 5,000 peacekeepers for Burundi: diplomat

ADDIS ABABA The African Union's (AU) Peace and Security Council has proposed sending 5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi, invoking a rule which allows it to deploy a force without the consent of Burundi's leader, said a diplomat who was at an AU meeting on the issue.

Burundi's presidency, which could not be reached for comment, has previously rejected calls for a peacekeeping mission.

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