UN council makes little headway in Burundi crisis talks

Burundian soldiers in Bujumbura after a police operation on July 1, 2015UN Security Council ambassadors met for two hours with Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Friday, but said they had made little headway in efforts to bring peace to the troubled central African nation. Council envoys have pushed for the government to hold talks with the opposition and agree to the presence of international troops — such as a proposed 5,000-strong African Union force — to restore stability. “There is a ‘cri de coeur’ from many, many people in Burundi for outside help and for urgent, urgent mediation to get a solution,” Power added.

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