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UN sends troops to Burundi as situation worsens

UN sends troops to Burundi as situation worsens

The United Nations has ordered the deployment of 228 UN police personnel to Burundi as human rights and security situation worsens in the East African country.

Heavy violence by rival groups have left both government officials and members of the opposition dead and socio-economic activities halted following civil strife.

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Thus far, more than 450 people have been killed in the ongoing violence.

Trouble started when President Pierre Nkurunziza pursued and won a third term bid last year which the opposition say was a violation of the countries constitution and the dictates of a peace deal signed in 2005 which ended a civil war.

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