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Killings, rape mar Burundi referendum

At least 15 people were killed and six raped during a referendum campaign in Burundi that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza hold power until 2034, Human Rights Watch said.

Burundi presidential referendum

Burundians vote in a referendum to let President Pierre Nkurunziza stay in power until 2034, raising fears of deeper political repression and ethnic conflict in the Great Lakes nation a generation after the Rwandan genocide.

Attackers kill 26 in Burundi

At least 26 people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack in Burundi’s north western province of Cibitoke, less than a week before a constitutional referendum, a local administrator and residents said.

Burundi bans BBC, VOA

Burundi suspended operations by the British Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America, two weeks before a referendum that could extend the president’s rule for at least a decade.

Political violence ahead of Burundi referendum denounced

The US State Department denounced recent political violence in Burundi ahead of the country’s May 17 referendum to amend its constitution and expressed concerns the vote to extend its president’s term in office could hurt democratic institutions.
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