The 15 members of the African Union Peace and Security Council have urged quick and inclusive talks to solve Burundi's year-long crisis, the Council said while concluding a four-day visit in Burundi.
Burundi has said the European Union's move to cut funding for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is "unfair".
A high-level panel of five leaders sent by the African Union (AU) Thursday held consultations with Burundian leaders on ways of solving the east African country' s crisis that broke out in April 2015.
The United Nations may finally have an opening to increase its presence in Burundi, after Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza recently engaged in dialogue with the UN.
Three persons suspected to be policemen Tuesday shot dead a young man at his home in Buyenzi neighborhood in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, raising anger of protesters who barricaded roads and burned tires, witnesses said.
Burundi's opposition has rejected a proposal issued on Monday by the electoral commission to delay presidential polls to July 15, saying the current commission is "illegal" to make decisions as two of its five commissioners resigned early this month.
A summit of East African leaders over Burundi crisis has urged a postponement of the country's elections, with the opposition "disappointed" as the issue of whether President Pierre Nkurunziza should run for a third term was not discussed.
One demonstrator was killed and several others injured when police fired live bullets to disperse the crowd on Monday in Mugamba, a region of Burundi's Bururi province, the national radio said, as protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term entered their fifth week.
The leaders from the East African Community (EAC) partner states on Sunday expressed their concerns at the political crisis on Burundi, calling for further postponement of elections in the East African country.
Ministers of East African Community Affairs from member states on Monday agreed to use the EAC eminent persons and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Committee of Elders to resolve the ongoing crisis in Burundi.
The United States on Wednesday urged all parties in Burundi to end violence and exercise restraint amid a reported coup attempt, threatening targeted sanctions on those involved in widespread violence against civilians.
Burundi plunged into chaos on Wednesday as the Burundi presidency said an attempted coup attempt had "failed," following an army general's claim that the president had been sacked and a transitional government was being discussed.
Hundreds of Japanese citizens took to the streets in the Japanese city of Hiroshima over the weekend to protest against the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) summit.Protests
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