UN council envoys plan visit to Burundi

The unrest began in April when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to run for a controversial third term, which he went on to win in JulyUN Security Council envoys are awaiting agreement from Burundi’s government to travel to the country in January as part of a diplomatic effort to pull the nation away from the brink of war, diplomats said Thursday. The United States had proposed a trip to Burundi in December during its presidency of the Security Council but the mission never materialized. “We think it’s very important for the Security Council to travel to Burundi and are engaging to try to make that happen,” said US Deputy Ambassador David Pressman.

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