- Tanzania’s Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga told The EastAfrican that Bujumbura has not met the admission criteria.
- Analysts say it is unlikely that the Summit of Heads of State in August will make the final decision on Burundi.
- Early this year, Burundi, also a member of the East African Community, applied alongside the Comoros to join the 15-member SADC. Both countries underwent scrutiny by the bloc’s Inter-State Politics and Diplomacy Committee and, recently, the Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) for Politics, Defence and Security.
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