UN Security Council schedules vote to condemn resolutions.

United Nations Security Council has scheduled a vote today on a resolution condemning increasing killings, torture, and other human rights violations in Burundi and threatening possible sanctions against those contributing to the violence.

At least 240 people have been killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a controversial bid to prolong his term in office in April while more than 210,000 people have fled the country since then.

The UN Security Council will convene to draw up plans to deploy peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the landlocked central African country if the violence spirals out of control.

ELSEWHERE – The Swedish government will impose stricter border controls to deal with the unprecedented arrival of refugees streaming across its borders.

Earlier this week, the Swedish government called in the army to help the civilian administration, which has struggled to cope with the inflow of refugees with more than 10,000 people arriving on Swedish borders each week recently.

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