UN vote on Burundi police force

The UN Security Council is expected on Friday to deploy a UN police force to Burundi to monitor human rights and help quell violence .

France requested a vote on a draft resolution presented two weeks ago to send 228 UN police to the capital Bujumbura for one year. Burundi has said it will not accept more than 50 UN police officers though negotiations are ongoing.

The draft resolution calls for Burundi and all parties to stop and reject any kind of violence. Burundi has been in chaos since President Pierre Nkurunzinza announced that he will run for a third term.

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