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Rwanda's foreign minister said on Tuesday she was concerned about neighbouring Burundi's clampdown on more than a week of protests against its president's decision to seek a third term in office. President Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement that he would stand in a June 26 vote has plunged Burundi into its worst political crisis since its ethnically fuelled civil war that pitted majority Hutus against minority Tutsis from 1993 to 2005. At least 24,000 mostly Tutsis have fled to Rwanda fearing another outbreak of ethnic strife, say officials. The unrest has particularly worried Rwanda, still scarred by its 1994 genocide that killed more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.