Burundi Orders Closure of UN Human Rights Office

Burundi has ordered the U.N. Human Rights Council to close its office in the east African country. Geneva-based spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says the council received a letter Wednesday "requesting that we close the office in Burundi." Shamdasani told VOA's Central Africa service on Thursday, "We of course regret this as we are keen to continue our cooperation with Burundi on the promotion and protection of human rights." She added, "We will be communicating with [the] government in due course." Burundi's foreign ministry and U.N. sources said the council was given...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 6 December

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