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Pre-vote Fear of Violence Drives 6,000 Burundians Into Rwanda

About 6,000 Burundians have fled into Rwanda over the past month, Rwandan officials said, fearing violence in the build up to a presidential election. Speculation has grown that Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza will seek a third term, leading to the worst political tensions since a 12-year civil war ended in 2005. Refugees at Rwanda's eastern Bugesera district, where most are housed, told Reuters last week that they fled fearing attacks from Imbonerakure, the youth wing of...

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