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Deploying AU force without Burundi approval 'unimaginable': top AU official

By AFP

Added 31st January 2016 11:16 AM

"It has been, I think, bad communication. It was never the intention of the African Union to deploy a mission to Burundi without the consent of Burundian authorities," Ibrahima Fall, AU Special Representative for the Great Lakes Region, said.

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Ibrahima Fall, AU Special Representative for the Great Lakes Region



The African Union will not deploy peacekeepers to troubled Burundi unless Burundi's government agrees, the AU special representative for the region told French radio RFI on Sunday.

"It has been, I think, bad communication. It was never the intention of the African Union to deploy a mission to Burundi without the consent of Burundian authorities," Ibrahima Fall, AU Special Representative for the Great Lakes Region, said.

"This is unimaginable," the Senegalese diplomat added.

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