Burundi talks to resume in Uganda as crisis deteriorates

Burundi talks to resume in Uganda as crisis deteriorates

Talks aimed at resolving the Burundi crisis are to resume in Uganda late this month, a mediator has said.

Crispus Kiyonga, who is also Uganda’s minister of defence told reporters that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will chair the talks on December 28 before they are moved to Arusha, Tanzania. Museveni was in July this year asked by his counterparts in the region to chair the talks aimed at ending the crisis that has left hundreds of people dead and thousands fleeing to neighboring countries.

Kiyonga said some of the key issues to be addressed in the talks is a government of national unity, security stabilization of the country among others.He said the talks took long to resume because of wide opinions about the essence of the dialogue.

Kiyonga noted that the security situation in Burundi has greatly deteriorated, prompting the urgency of the talks. Read more

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