BURUNDI REFUGEES RETURN HOME

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Burundi refugees who fled to neighbouring Rwanda in 2015 following political unrest have started returning home as diplomatic ties between the two East Africa neighbors warm up.

The first group of more than 500 people left Mahama camp in eastern Rwanda yesterday, after they had tested negative for Coronavirus.

The camp hosts more than 60,000 Burundian refugees.

A spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, Elise Villechalane, said more 1,800 refugees in the camp have registered to go back.

 

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