ADDIS ABABA, Dec 31 (AFP) - The
Italian government has donated another 350,000 euros (437,500 dollars)
to fund the African Union's (AU) peacekeeping force in Burundi, bringing
Rome's contribution to the mission to 550,000 euros, the Addis Ababa-based
pan-African body said Wednesday.
Italy had several months ago contributed
200,000 euros (250,000 dollars) to the peace mission in Burundi, the AU
said in a statement.
The AU force in Burundi, which has soldiers
from South Africa, Ethiopia and Mozambique, has been experiencing funding
The European Union has set aside some