Rwanda to relocate Burundi refugees to other countries

2016-02-12 10:05
(Cyril Ndegeya, AFP file)

(Cyril Ndegeya, AFP file)

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Kigali -Rwanda is to relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, the government said Friday, amid accusations Kigali was meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour.

"Rwanda readily shoulders its obligations to protect and care for refugees," a government statement read.

"However, experience in the Great Lakes is that the long-term presence of refugees so close to their country of origin carries considerable risks for all involved."

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