A Burundian soldier of the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA contingent uses a metal detector at the entrance of a polling station in the flashpoint PK5 district in Bangui on December 14, 2015, that yesterday fell under attack. / AFP / MARCO LONGARI
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Burundi faces mounting regional pressure to accept an African Union peacekeeping force, diplomats said Wednesday, with the issue a key point of talks due in Uganda next week.The 54-member African Union said last week it would send a 5,000-strong force to halt violence that has sparked fears Burundi is sliding back towards civil war, and has pledged to send troops despite Burundi's opposition to what it terms an "invasion force". Burundi, which itself contributes several thousand troops to peacekeeping forces -- including the AU mission in Somalia and the U.N. one in Central African Republic -- has said there is no need for peacekeepers in Burundi.
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