Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda minister of foreign affairs said that Burundi’s situation is a complex issue and worrying.

wpid-Burundian-protesters.jpg“As Rwanda, our position is to let them resolve their problems first. We are not insensitive to the lives of Burundians. We just don’t have the mandate. Our country has done all it could do,” she noted.

Burundi has been engulfed with assassinations and bloody conflicts since crowds first took to the streets in May, saying President Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office broke the country’s constitution.

Burundi has been hit by a spate of assassinations and attempted assassinations since the disputed presidential election which has forced thousands of Burundian refugees to free to Rwanda, majority being women and Children.
Most of the refugees are hosted in Mahama camp, Kirehe district, Eastern Rwanda and have since vowed not to return until peace and security prevails in Burundi.

“Hopefully, with the alarm of Burundi situation not improving quickly we hope to get back together for a peaceful solution. The East African Community (EAC) and the rest of the world have not been able to effectively manage the Burundian situation,” said Mushikiwabo.

Mushikiwabo observed that priority is for the leadership in Burundi to bring the country back on track for peace and prosperity of citizens.

“It’s not that we have kept quiet, we want Burundians to solve their own problems and after we shall talk about our relations. Our wish is to see Burundi peaceful for those who have sought refuge in Rwanda to repatriate and for the region to advance,” she explained. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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