Tag Archives: Burundi

23 May 18

Burundi votes ‘yes’ on extending presidential term limits

Burundi has voted in favour of constitutional changes that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his presidency by another 14 years after the next election in 2020.

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21 May 18

Burundi opposition says it will reject referendum outcome

The leader of Burundi’s main opposition group says the coalition will reject the outcome of a referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s, accusing the government of using intimidation tactics to influence votes.

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18 May 18

Burundi votes on extending Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule until 2034

The people of Burundi are taking to the polls to vote in a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule until 2034.

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14 May 18

Burundi: 26 killed by ‘terrorist group’ ahead of referendum

Twenty-six people have been killed and a further seven injured in Burundi’s rural northwestern province of Cibitoke, during an attack carried out by a “terrorist group”, according to the country’s security minister.

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05 May 18

Burundi bans the BBC, VOA ahead of referendum

Burundi media authorities have suspended operations by the British Broadcasting Association (BBC) and Voice of America (VOA).

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23 April 18

Burundi: 8 arrested over plans to disrupt referendum vote

Police in Burundi say they have arrested eight people for planning attacks to disrupt next month’s constitutional referendum that could allow Pierre Nkurunziza to maintain power until 2034.

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19 March 18

Burundi announces May 17 date for referendum

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced the country will hold a referendum on constitutional changes that could extend his rule on May 17.

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18 March 18

Burundi named world’s unhappiest country

Burundi is the world’s unhappiest nation, according to the World Happiness Report 2018, released on Wednesday.

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06 March 18

Burundi: Two officials arrested after president ‘roughed up’ during amateur football match

Two officials in Burundi have been arrested after President Pierre Nkurunziza was “roughed up” by players for their town’s football team during an amateur match.

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03 March 18

UN official says Burundi isn’t ready to hold elections in 2020

Michel Kafando, the United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi, says the East African nation isn’t ready to hold credible elections in 2020.

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