As Burundians prepare to vote on a proposal to extend the president's term in office from five to seven years, activists are calling for more effective sanctions and other measures on President Pierre Nkurunziza and his government.
Exiled Activists Call for Action Against Bujumbura
VOA, 16 May 2018
Exiled Burundian activists and the Paris-based FIDH, or International Federation for Human Rights, are sending a strong message to world powers: It's time to impose more effective… Read more »
Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza.
Citizens to Vote on Changes to Constitution
Burundians head to the polls Thursday to vote yes or no on proposed changes to the constitution. The ruling party says the changes are aimed at shaking off vestiges of colonialism.… Read more »
Talks Remain Ineffective As Crisis Continues
ISS, 25 April 2018
In early December 2017, a new round of talks led by the East African Community (EAC) was initiated in Arusha, Tanzania, with the aim of reaching an agreement to end the Burundian… Read more »
Citizens have gathered in churches Sunday to pray for peace as the country prepares for a controversial referendum which could extend the president's term in office. Read more »
A government clampdown and an increase in political violence are raising fears that the humanitarian situation will deteriorate further as civil liberties and the rule of law are ... Read more »
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