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Burundi

Burundi’s president says will not seek re-election, easing unrest fears

Burundi’s long-serving President Pierre Nkurunziza promised on Thursday to step down when his term ends in 2020, easing fears of fresh violence in the impoverished country.

Opposition pushes to annual vote extending Burundi presidential term

Burundi’s opposition asked the constitutional court to nullify a referendum result that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power until 2034, saying the vote was marred by fraud.

Burundi approves new constitution

Voters in Burundi overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, the electoral commission said, ushering in changes that could let the president stay in power to 2034.

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.
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