EU suspends election observer mission to Burundi

May 28, 2015 2:40 PM

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EU suspends election observer mission to Burundi

BRUSSELS The European Union has suspended its mission to observe elections in Burundi because it cannot fulfil its role in a climate of media curbs and intimidation of the opposition, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday.

Rights groups say at least 20 people have died in Burundi since protests broke out on April 26, a day after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a third five-year term.

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