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Thousands of Burundians take refuge in Rwanda

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The Mahama camp in south-east Rwanda, for refugees from Burundi
The Mahama camp in south-east Rwanda, for refugees from Burundi Philip Kleinfeld

More than a quarter of a million Burundians have left the country since last year - when president Pierre Nkurunziza decided to campaign for a third term in office, which he then won. The move triggered violent protests, a failed coup and fear of a return to civil war. Correspondent Philip Kleinfeld reports from south-east Rwanda, close to the Burundi border, where some of the thousands of these Burundians have fled.

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