Tag Archives: Burundi election 2020

23 February 18

Burundi police forcing people to vote in referendum that could extend Nkurunziza rule

Police in Burundi are forcing people to enrol ahead of a national referendum on making changes to the constitution that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a fourth term in power, according to opposition groups in the country.

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08 February 18

UN chief criticises Burundi leader’s fourth term bid

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticised Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plans to run for a fourth term in power.

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04 January 18

What happens to Burundi if Pierre Nkurunziza secures another term?

In April 2015, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in power. The news rocked the East African country, sparking a civil conflict that’s displaced more than 400,000 Burundians and killed hundreds. The past
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27 October 17

Burundi: Government approves constitution change that could extend Nkurunziza rule

The Burundian government has approved changes to the country’s constitution that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his reign over the troubled nation for another 14 years.

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29 August 17

Burundi: Rebel group vows to step up attacks against government

One of Burundi’s leading rebel groups has promised to step up attacks against the country’s government.

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18 August 17

Burundi crisis: Pierre Nkurunziza’s is already gearing up for 2020 elections

Burundi’s rapid decline into political crisis in 2015 is one of the region’s darkest stories since the turn of the century. Experts warn the country could plunge into an ethnic conflict similar to the horrors of neighbouring Rwanda in 1994,
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