Belgium suspends aid for Burundi electoral processf

AFP , Monday 11 May 2015

Burundian women making a demonstration to coincide with Mother's Day, against a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza, and calling for the release of protesters arrested during demonstrations, are blocked by riot police from continuing to the central market area in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, May 10, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Belgium said Monday it has suspended aid to the electoral process in Burundi following violent clashes between security forces and protesters against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.

Belgium, the biggest bilateral backer of Burundi, has also halted support for a police mission in the country, international development minister Alexander De Croo said in a statement.

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