The United Nations Security Council has established a “significantly scaled-down” U.N. office in Burundi to help promote human rights and bolster government capacity in the African nation. The new U.N. office will run for an initial 12-month period beginning Jan. 1.

Burundi’s real gross domestic product is projected to increase by 4.5 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund. An IMF mission travelled to Burundi earlier this month to conduct the fifth review of the government’s economic and financial program supported by the fund’s Extended Credit Facility.

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