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US cautions against travel

The State Department also warned against travel to Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. It recommended all US citizens in Burundi to leave the country “because of the uncertain security situation”. For Rwanda, it observed that “security conditions have improved in the last year” but sporadic attacks still occurred. For this reason, US citizens were urged to defer travel. The State Department cautioned Americans in Uganda to “maintain a high degree of vigilance” and to be aware of threats to their safety. The warnings follow the murder earlier this month of eight tourists, including two Americans, by Hutu extremists who crossed into southwest Uganda.

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