Burundi President Could Run for More Terms
The previous presidential term limit of two, five-year periods has been replaced by a seven-year term of office that can be renewed. However, the president cannot lead for more than two successive terms. He will hand over power with the possibility of standing for elections again later.
Iwacu, 6 November 2017
The Council of Ministers adopted a draft on the constitutional revision on 24 October. An open door to other terms in office for the Head of State. Read more »
President Pierre Nkurunziza celebrated the 53rd anniversary of the independence of Burundi at Prince Louis Rwagasore stadium.
Deutsche Welle, 30 October 2017
Burundi has walked away from the International Criminal Court, claiming the court punishes those the West doesn't want in power. DW's Fred Muvunyi says these anti-court lobbyists… Read more »
Burundi: It's Not Safe to Go Home - Refugees
VOA, 2 November 2017
Political unrest and violence prompted more than 400,000 people to flee Burundi and relocate to nearby countries, primarily Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. Despite appeals from… Read more »
CAJ News, 6 November 2017
AFRICAN leaders have been urged to urgently address the worsening crisis in Burundi, which coincides with the country becoming the first nation to the International Criminal Court… Read more »
Burundi is the only one of three African nations to go ahead with its withdrawal after making moves last year to leave amid accusations that the court focuses too much on the ... Read more »