African Union to send 200 monitors to Burundi: SAfrican president

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 27, 2016 7:35 AM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The African Union will send 100 human rights monitors and 100 military monitors to Burundi as the tiny nation faces its worst political crisis since a civil war ended a decade ago, South Africa's president said on Saturday.

Jacob Zuma delivered the statement at the airport shortly before leaving Bujumbura after heading an AU delegation of African leaders to Burundi try to end violence. He did not say when the monitors would arrive or start their work.

(Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Catherine Evans)