Over 2,500 Burundi Refugees in Congo Seek Shelter in Rwanda

More than 2,500 Burundian refugees in Congo are seeking shelter in Rwanda because of fears they could be forcibly repatriated back home by Congolese authorities, according to a Rwandan official.   Most of the refugees had lived in Congo since 2015, when political violence erupted in Burundi over the president's decision to seek a disputed third term, Jean Claude Rwahama, a refugee official in Rwanda, said Thursday.   "We are still verifying the exact number of refugees but as we speak at least 2,579 of refugees have arrived in Rwanda,"...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 8 March

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