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African Leaders Call for Sanctions Against Hutu Rebels in Burundi

The African Union is open to proposals for sanctions on a Burundi Hutu rebel group suspected of involvement in last week’s massacre of more than 150 Tutsis in Burundi. At a summit held in Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam, heads of state and representatives from nine African countries urged the African Union and the U.N. Security Council to classify the Hutu rebel group Forces for National Liberation as a “terrorist organization,” and to impose travel restrictions and other sanctions on the group. The acting deputy head of the African Union’s Conflict Management Center, El Ghassim Wane, said that the African Union supports the idea of taking punitive measures against the Forces for National Liberation. Full Story

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