Burundi parliament slams 'invasion' peacekeeper force

Burundi’s parliament criticised Monday a proposed African Union peacekeeping mission already dismissed by the government as an “invasion force”. Lawmakers rejected the planned force, which was proposed by the African Union last week amid growing international alarm over spiralling violence in the tiny central African nation. In a final declaration, the parliament urged the government “not to mortgage the sovereignty” of Burundi to the AU.

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