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E.U. Suspends Aid To Burundi Over Political Conflict

The Guardian: E.U. suspends aid to Burundi’s government
“The E.U. has suspended direct financial support for Burundi after concluding that the authorities in the central African nation had not done enough to find a political solution to a conflict that has so far cost more than 400 lives…” (3/15).

Humanosphere: European Union cuts aid to Burundi
“…Proposed changes by the Burundian government were deemed ‘insufficient to address the E.U. concerns,’ according to an E.U. statement. The cuts come at the expense of the government itself, humanitarian assistance will continue for people living in Burundi…” (Murphy, 3/14).

Reuters: E.U. suspends direct aid to Burundi government
“…Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza triggered the crisis in April last year when he announced a bid for a third term. He went on to win a disputed election in July, in the face of street protests and violent clashes…” (Blenkinsop, 3/14).

New York Times: European Union Suspends Aid to Burundi Over Political Crisis
“…The United States and its European allies have called on Mr. Nkurunziza to release some 2,000 political prisoners, lift restrictions on the media, and allow independent United Nations monitors to investigate the political violence there…” (Chan, 3/14).

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