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Vol 53 No 19

Published 21st September 2012


Aid threatened, conflict up

Rebel forces have stepped up attacks on government positions ahead of a critical aid conference in Geneva

The United Nations officially classes Burundi as a ‘post-conflict nation’ but chronic low-level violence persists. At the beginning of September, a dissident offshoot of the main opposition declared it was opening an armed offensive. Donors will meet in Geneva on 29-30 October to call for pledges to a US$2.1 billion ‘Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategic Framework’ but its prospects do not look good in the present security climate.

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