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Vol 37 No 16

Published 2nd August 1996


Burundi

Buyoya perhaps

Despite the decision by regional leaders meeting in Arusha on 31 July to impose sanctions on Burundi's new military government until it returns to constitutional rule, international opinion remains divided. Organisation of African Unity Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim branded the 25 July coup, which brought Major Pierre Buyoya back as President, 'totally illegal'. He said Buyoya's regime had underestimated regional leaders' determination to force it out.

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