Refugees From Burundi Flow Into Rwanda as Tensions Mount

April 24, 2015 3:55 PM

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More than 10,000 people from the East African nation of Burundi have crossed into neighboring Rwanda amid threats of violence ahead of elections, with many arriving here saying they have been intimidated by thugs who support President Pierre Nkurunziza who may seek a third term.

An average of 360 people are arriving every day. Many refugees say they fear attacks from a group known as Imbonerakure, a youth group loyal to Nkurunziza's ruling party, known by its initials as the CNDD-FDD.

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