Thousands expelled from Tanzania

Published: 5/Mar/2007
Source: IRRI

Tens of thousands of residents of northwestern Tanzania who speak the Kinyarwanda language have been deported to neighbouring Rwanda in the past nine months after they allegedly refused to acquire resident permits or become naturalised Tanzanians, officials said.

Humanitarian agencies estimate that 60,000 of the deportees are living in transit camps in the Kirehe, Ngoma and Nasho areas of eastern Rwanda.

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Themes: Deportation and Mass Expulsions, Nationality and Refugees
Regions: East Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania
Year: 2007