U.S. and Vatican Respond to Escalating Burundi Crisis

Nov 23, 2015 - Time Magazine

Two days before Pope Francis leaves for his first ever visit to central and east Africa and days after State Department officials concluded a two-week visit to the region and the Holy See, President Obama imposed sanctions on several government officials in Burundi.

Violence in the country has escalated since April, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a constitutionally prohibited third term. Some 250 people have been killed, according to the United Nations, and anothe...