Burundi rejects African Union peacekeepers offer as ‘invasion force’

Burundi’s government said Sunday it would not agree to the deployment of African Union (AU) peacekeepers, warning that any such move would be seen as “an invasion force”.


“Burundi is clear on the matter: it is not ready to accept an AU force on its territory,” deputy presidential spokesman Jean-Claude Karerwa told AFP.

“If AU troops came without the government’s approval, it would be an invasion and occupation force, and the Burundi government would reserve the right to act accordingly.”

Source: AFP