Uganda is a role model in hosting African refugees. Not confined to camps, the migrants can build up new lives in rural areas or cities. But as conflicts in neighboring countries end, refugees are under pressure to return – for example to Burundi.
Officials from President Pierre Nkurunziza's government did not turn up for a final round of talks aimed at ending Burundi's severe political crisis. The peace talks are going ahead without them.
The United Nations agency tasked with helping refugees and displaced persons has appealed to donor countries to help plug a widening funding gap. The shortage of cash is especially acute in global hotspots.
The deal to improve trade within the six-member East African bloc is being thwarted by bilateral political disputes, traders and analysts say.
About 355,000 refugees from Burundi and DR Congo live in western Tanzania, where they are barred from working or setting foot outside their makeshift camps. The conditions are "miserable," as Prosper Kwigize reports.
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