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.
Death Blow to Democracy in Burundi
This is Africa, 23 May 2018
The majority of Burundians have voted in favour of a new constitution that could keep current President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034. Read more »
President Pierre Nkurunziza
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 »
There is mounting concern in Africa about a lack of leadership as well as an increasing trend of hard-won democratic rights being reversed. One way this is being done is through ... Read more »