The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the teenagers, who had travelled to Washington, DC to participate in a robotics competition, suggest that at least some may have left the venue seeking to stay in North America.
Teenagers Go 'Missing' After U.S. Competition
allAfrica, 13 July 2017
Six Burundi teenagers who travelled to Washington, DC in the United States to take part in a robotics competition were reported as having gone missing after the competition was… Read more »
The organisers of the robotics competition posted this photo of the Burundi team ahead of the event. They did not name the team members.
Two Teens Spotted Crossing Canadian Border
Deutsche Welle, 21 July 2017
Six Burundi teenagers have vanished after taking part in a robotics tournament in Washington DC. Police said they suspected no "foul play," feeding speculation that the group… Read more »
7 Young Scientists Bound for USA Given Nation Flag
Citizen, 11 July 2017
The Deputy Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training Stella Manyanya on Tuesday handed the national flag and bid farewell to seven Tanzanian students who… Read more »
School Robotics Team Granted U.S. Visa
Al Jazeera, 6 July 2017
The US embassy in The Gambia has reversed its decision and granted visas for a high school robotics team to compete in an international competition in the United States. Read more »
U.S. Grants Students Visas for Robotics Contest
VOA, 7 July 2017
There is a happy ending for a team of Gambian students who planned to compete in a major global robotics contest in Washington later this month. The five-members were granted visas… Read more »
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