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Date:12 May 2015
Burundi: EU joins Belgium to cut aid to government ahead of election

European Union, on Monday, suspended some aid to Burundi over crackdown on protestors demonstrating against the President’s third term bid. The EU becomes the second after Belgium to suspend their aid meant to support Burundi’s elections.

About 20 people are reported to have been killed in the two week old unrest. Meanwhile, the Netherlands said it would follow suit soon if the current situation remains unchanged. The government, however, says it is committed to free and fair polls.

Burundi’s Foreign Minister, Laurent Kavakure told Reuters that, "It is just a suspension; our partners are asking the government to organize free, credible and transparent elections,”.

The parliamentary and presidential poll is scheduled for May 26 and June 26 respectively. The opposition, EU, US and Switzerland have called for a delay, but the government has rejected the appeal.


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