Congolese and Burundian refugees showcase their talents

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In Tanzania, a group of Congolese and Burundian refugees has put on a show of music, culture and fashion to mark the World Refugee Week.

This is the first time some of the refugees have been outside a refugee camp.

The refugees hope to use the event to convey the message that refugees can contribute more to host countries.

Tanzania is currently hosting more than 300,000 refugees, but this year the government is toughening its stance.

In the new regulations, Burundian refugees will not automatically be accepted into the country. Arrivals will be screened both for security and to deter economic migrants.

Thousands of Burundians continue to flee their country as a political crisis persists.

The country descended into violence in April 2015 following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s declaration that he would run for a controversial third term in office, one that he went on to win in the July poll.

 

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