Burundi Says It Doesn't Need Peacekeepers — But the African Union Wants to Send 5,000 Troops
Burundi, which UN officials say is on the brink of civil war, said there is no need for a peacekeeping mission. But the AU has invoked a rule which allows it to deploy a force without a country's consent.
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UN Rights Chief Says Burundi Is on the 'Cusp of a Civil War,' Calls for Intervention
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Air Strikes, Political Intrigue, and Al Qaeda: The UN's Envoy to Yemen Explains Why He Quit
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