The African Union (AU) will send 200 human rights and military monitors to Burundi, South Africa's president said, after a trip to the country that is facing its worst crisis since a civil war ended a decade ago.
Jacob Zuma, delivering a statement on Saturday by the delegation of African leaders that he leads, did not say when the monitors would arrive in Burundi, where more than 400 people have been killed since April.
"The government of Burundi has committed to the following: the government will continue the steps it has begun to open up space for free political activity by the people of Burundi and ensure the freedom of the media. The AU will deploy 100 human rights observers and 100 military monitors to Burundi to monitor the situation," Zuma said.
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