Fears rise over Burundi’s census to register foreigners

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A Burundian refugee boy sits inside a mosquito net in his family's makeshift tent room set up by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in a refugee camp in Gashora, some 55km south of the capital Kigali, Rwanda.

Fears rise over Burundi’s census to register foreigners


The Government of Burundi launched a census to register all foreigners in the country. All non-citizens in the country are required to report to border police offices within the next two months.

Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, Burundi's public security minister, said the move is aimed at granting foreigners a biometric ID card.

Several foreigners told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) new agency they fear it is a pretext to track them. Many Rwandans said the process could lead to their community bei...


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