Burundians are going to the polls to vote in a constitutional referendum set to allow Pierre Nkurunziza, president since the end of the country's civil war in 2005, an opportunity to stay in power until 2034.
Voters queue in the 2018 referendum.
Burundi: Burundi's Dangerous Referendum
Crisis Group, 15 May 2018
On 17 May 2018, Burundians vote on constitutional amendments that would prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza, dismantle a carefully negotiated Hutu-Tutsi ethnic balance,… Read more »
DW, 16 May 2018
Following in the footsteps of several other African countries, it is now the turn of Burundi to hold a referendum aimed at making sure that its president stays in power beyond… Read more »
Burundi: A Flawed Constitutional Referendum
Atlantic Council, 16 May 2018
Burundians will go to the polls on Thursday, May 17 to vote in a constitutional referendum set to allow Pierre Nkurunziza, president since the end of the country's civil war in… Read more »
Voters in the Burundi referendum on May 17.
RFI, 15 May 2018
Burundians go to the polls on 17 May for a controversial constitutional referendum to decide on changes that could extend the president's term limits. Read more »
Nation, 13 May 2018
In typical fashion, Burundi has in the past few months been embroiled in mounting anxiety as a controversial referendum looms. Read more »