Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shows the way to his Rwanda's counterpart Louise Mushikiwabo during a meeting in Moscow on October 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
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Rwanda has dismissed accusations it was meddling in neighboring Burundi's political crisis, with Kigali's foreign minister saying Rwanda only wanted peace.Relations between Rwanda and Burundi grew tense after Rwanda President Paul Kagame urged Nkurunziza to end his bid for a third term.The people of Rwanda and Burundi have close ties, and have taken turns sheltering in their neighbor when trouble spiked, including during Rwanda's 1994 genocide and Burundi's 1993-2006 civil war. Rwanda now hosts over 70,000 refugees from Burundi.
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