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BUJUMBURA, Burundi | Burundi votes in referendum on the president’s power

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi is voting Thursday in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend the president’s rule until 2034. Five million people are registered to vote in the referendum amid fears of violence because of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s efforts to prolong his stay in power despite widespread opposition. This east African country descended … Continue reading BUJUMBURA, Burundi | Burundi votes in referendum on the president’s power

BUJUMBURA, Burundi | 26 people killed in Burundi ‘terrorist’ attack: Official

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Twenty-six people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack by an unidentified “terrorist group” in rural Burundi, the country’s security minister said Saturday. The attack came shortly before Burundians vote May 17 in a controversial referendum that could extend the president’s term. It was not immediately clear if the attack … Continue reading BUJUMBURA, Burundi | 26 people killed in Burundi ‘terrorist’ attack: Official

BUJUMBURA, Burundi  | ‘Castrate the enemy’: Violence grips Burundi ahead of vote

BUJUMBURA, Burundi  — One ruling party official urged supporters “to castrate the enemy.” Another called for drowning the regime’s opponents in a lake. Such hate speech spells trouble in Burundi, which is still reeling from President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision in 2015 to seek a disputed third term that provoked street protests and led to an … Continue reading BUJUMBURA, Burundi  | ‘Castrate the enemy’: Violence grips Burundi ahead of vote