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One Killed in More Violence in Burundi

At least one person was killed in a grenade attack on a bar in Burundi on Monday night, witnesses said, in more violence since the African Union backed away from sending in peacekeepers without...

Riek Machar to Meet With Egypt’s El-Sissi

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar visits Egypt Wednesday to urge Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to support the implementation of the peace agreement signed last August to end the South Sudan conflict. Last week,...

No Peacekeepers to Burundi Yet, Says African Union

At the African Union’s 26th Summit in Addis Ababa over the weekend, Burundi was a primary focus of the group’s agenda. During his opening remarks, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged action. “In Burundi, I...

African Union Pressed for Peacekeepers in Burundi

ADDIS ABABA U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday that African leaders cannot wait any longer to address violence in Burundi; saying as time passes more people there will be killed. Speaking to reporters at...

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