March 19, 2018

US to place sanctions on four current and former officials

Violence in Burundi

The United States is going to put sanctions on four officials in Burundi which is current and former in connection with the continuing violence there.

They include the minister of public security and the deputy director of police.

The four will face an asset freeze and visa restrictions.
The US says President Pierre Nkurunziza’s pursuit of a third term has “precipitated” violence which has left at least 240 dead since April.

The violence increased in recent weeks, with bodies found on the streets on a daily basis.

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