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Burundi refugees fearful after Rwanda expulsion threat | Burundi has been in turmoil since Nkurunziza announced plans in April 2015 to run for a third term, which he went on to win.

In less than a year, hundreds of people have been killed and around 230,000 Burundians have fled the country. According to the UNHCR, some 75,000 of those have taken refuge in Rwanda.

Like many of her compatriots, Audrey has been put up by a Rwandan family since fleeing three months ago and she remains too frightened to be photographed or clearly identified.

“We talk about it a lot among ourselves, especially on social media, we wonder where we are going to be able to go,” she said.

Rwanda’s plan to relocate the refugees comes amid accusations that Kigali is meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour.

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