A Burundian soldier with his gun and rocket launcher guard a deserted street in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo)
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The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday condemning increasing killings in Burundi and threatening possible sanctions, while international leaders issued an urgent call for the government and opposition to meet amid fears that the African nation is at risk of a Rwanda-like genocide.Statements last week by government officials echoed language used in the 1994 genocide in neighboring Rwanda, where more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutu moderates were slaughtered in a campaign orchestrated by Rwanda's extremist government of majority Hutus.The joint statement Thursday by the U.N., European Union and African Union called for a meeting of representatives of Burundi's government and opposition in Addis Ababa, where the AU is based, or Kampala, Uganda.
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