Demonstrators hold signs reading 'we ask Kagame to let the refugees come back home to Burundi' and 'We denounce Kagame's attempt to destabilise Burundi and the great lakes region' on February 13, 2016 in Bujumbura during a protest against Rwanda, in front of the Rwandan embassy.
Rwanda is to relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, amid accusations Kigali was meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour. UN experts told the Security Council that Rwanda has recruited and trained refugees from Burundi, among them children, who wanted to remove Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza from power. Burundi has repeatedly accused Rwanda of backing rebels intent on overthrowing the government in Bujumbura. Kigali has fiercely denied the accusations. Burundi has been in turmoil since Nkurunziza announced plans in April to run for a third term, which he went on to win. Hundreds of people have been killed and at least 230,000 have fled the country. Some 75,000 Burundian refugees are in Rwanda, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. / AFP / STRINGER Show more