EU suspends Burundi government aid over violence

Burundian soldiers withdraw from the restive Cibitoke neighbourhood in Bujumbura after a police operation on July 1, 2015The European Union, Burundi’s biggest aid donor, on Monday suspended all direct funding to the government for ignoring human rights and failing to stop a wave of deadly violence. Burundi has been in turmoil since July when President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term which the opposition said was illegal. The EU holds Nkurunziza’s government responsible for the surge in unrest and accuses the president of failing to protect human rights since the disputed election.

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