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UN sends envoy to Burundi for crisis talks

The UN Security Council on Thursday decided to dispatch a UN envoy to Burundi after the government in Bujumbura broke off ties with UN rights monitors and kept up resistance to the deployment of a UN police force. UN envoy Jamal Benomar will travel to Bujumbura next week for the crisis talks. "What we need is a renewed engagement with the government," Benomar told reporters following a closed-door meeting of the council.
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