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(Opinion) African Union Faces Challenges of Peacekeeping in Torn Continent

2016-03-09 09:01:34       source:Global Times

By He Wenping


March 8, 2016


"The 26th African Union (AU) Summit was held in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in late January. The theme of this summit was about human rights in this continent. How to solve the Burundi crisis and how to cope with terrorism are the two new challenges topping the summit agenda.


The Burundi crisis began in April 2015. Because of people's protests after the ruling party elected President Pierre Nkurunziza for a controversial third term in office, demonstrations and armed conflict broke out in Burundi."


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