Rwanda and Burundi are trading accusations over repatriation of 2,000 refugees last week. Burundi says Kigali has violated international treaties that protect refugees. PHOTO | AFP
Rwanda Foreign Affairs Ministry said a number of refugees refused to provide biometric data or comply with public health requirements and that after consultations with the UNHCR and the asylum seekers, the group preferred to be repatriated to their motherland.
Rwanda said that it was ready to provide asylum to those who comply with national laws as well as the international convention on refugees.
But Burundi government spokesman Philippe Nzobonariba claimed that Rwanda does not only host the 2015 coup plotters, is also recruiting young children to join armed group.