Rwanda rejects Burundi meddling accusations

Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo speaks at a press briefing in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on March 26, 2011Rwanda has dismissed accusations it was meddling in neighbouring Burundi’s political crisis, with Kigali’s foreign minister saying Rwanda only wanted peace. “Burundi’s problem is not Rwanda’s, Burundi’s problem is Burundi’s,” Louise Mushikiwabo told reporters in Kigali late Thursday. Burundi, where a 13-year civil war ended in 2006, has been rocked by violence since April, when President Pierre Nkurunziza launched his now successful but highly controversial bid for a third term in power.

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