Death Blow to Democracy in Burundi?
The government says the majority of Burundians voted in favour of a new constitution that could keep current President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034. But rights groups have echoed the opposition's sentiments that campaigning and the vote itself took place in a climate of fear and intimidation.
President Pierre Nkurunziza
VOA, 23 May 2018
The shadow of the Burundian government's 2015 crackdown on political unrest lingers over the capital. Amid tightened security, residents must keep log books in their homes to track… Read more »
VOA, 24 May 2018
Burundi said it is ready to lift a six-month ban on VOA and BBC broadcasts, but after it meets with delegations from the two global media outlets. Read more »
Burundi's electoral commission has announced that 73 percent of all eligible voters approved a new constitution that will scrap presidential term limits and allow President Pierre ... Read more »
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 ... Read more »