Burundi, AU at odds over peacekeeping force plan

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Burundi is set for a showdown between its government and the African Union. The AU wants to send a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to help quell spiraling violence there.

CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Francisca Vigaud-Walsh. She is Senior Advocate for Women and Girls at Refugees International. Walsh also authored a book on refugees in Tanzania.

Burundi, AU at odds over peacekeeping force plan

Burundi is set for a showdown between its government and the African Union. The AU wants to send a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to help quell spiraling violence there. CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Francisca Vigaud-Walsh. She is Senior Advocate for Women and Girls at Refugees International. Walsh also authored a book on refugees in Tanzania.


Kathleen Newland on the global refugee crisis

CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute.


Kathleen Newland on the global refugee crisis

CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute.

Burundi’s national security council and parliament reject the African Union’s peacekeeping force idea. The latest round of violence in Burundi began in April when the President announced he would run for a controversial third term.

The African Union was established in 2002 to succeed the Organization of African Unity and has the following members: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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