Tanzania To Allow Burundi Aid

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ROME (AP) -- Tanzania agreed Monday to allow humanitarian aid into neighboring Burundi, despite sanctions imposed by east and central African nations to oust Burundi's new military regime.
Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda imposed sanctions, suspended air traffic and blocked trade with Burundi after a coup installed Maj. Pierre Buyoya as president last month.

The Rome-based U.N. World Food Program estimated that about 300,000 refugees displaced by ethnic fighting depended on its relief efforts.

The U.N. agency said the decision by Tanzania's government meant that six trucks loaded with its donated food, now in Isaka, 200 miles from the border with Burundi, could enter the country.

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