Burundi: 155,000 Burundian refugees granted Tanzanian citizenship

 About 155,000 Burundian refugees, seeking Tanzanian citizenship, have had their requests granted, according to a communiqué from the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), published on Thursday in Bujumbura, the Burundi capital.

Some of the refugees fled from Burundi in the 1970s because of the ethnic clashes there.

According to the UNHCR, however, some 500,000 other Burundian refugees in Tanzania had elected to return home since 2002.

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