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UN outlines 3 options for Burundi peace keeping force

UN outlines 3 options for Burundi peace keeping force


The United Nations has outlined three options to solve the ongoing crisis in Burundi.

After analysing the situation Scretary General Ban Ki-Moon has emphasized on what he expects from tan expected UN peace keeping force in Burundi.

According to the UN secretary General, the presence of a force of 3000 men will be necessary to protect civilians and the number could be increased with time.

In his second option, Ban Ki-Moon raises the possibility of sending 228 UN police officers expected to cooperate with other missions on the spot.

He says they will have to cooperate in the protection of civilians and launch a warning when any signs of instability are observed.

In his third option, Ban Ki-Moon proposes that 20 to 50 police officers could be dispatched with the role of helping the Burundian police force to ensure that the human rights situation is respected.

The UN Chief maintains that the security situation in Burundi remains alarming. The dozen page report which has been tabled before the UN security council comes two weeks after the decision by the security council to send troops to Burundi.

Many experts suggest that the second option of 228 forces seems to be the best but there are fears this could be rejected by Nkurunziza who says Burundi is only ready to welcome 20 unarmed policemen.


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