Two members from Burundi robotics team go missing in the United States

Two of the six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team, who have been reported missing after attending an international robotic competition in D.C, United States, in Canada, reports the Washington Post.

The two and the four others have been reported to be safe, although the whereabouts of the four has not been given by the D.C police.

Don Charu Ingabire, 16, and Audrey Mwamikazi, 17 are the ones reported in Canada by the police. Authorities have not said how the teenagers planned left Washington or how the others disappeared.

The Burundian pupils were in the U.S to compete in an international FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition, which drew young people from 157 nations to Constitution Hall in Northwest Washington.

Officials from the Burundi Embassy in Washington said Thursday they are aware of the situation but had no other information.

Burundi has been roiled by civil war and complaints of human rights abuses. In 2015, Burundi’s president, the former Hutu rebel leader Pierre Nkurunziza, successfully sought reelection to a third term.

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