Limit President to Two Five-Year Terms, Says Burundi’s Former Leader

[Deutsche Welle] A five-year term — renewable once — is enough, Burundi’s former president Sylvestre Ntibantunganya says in a DW interview as Burundi decides on presidential terms in a constitutional referendum.

[Deutsche Welle] A five-year term -- renewable once -- is enough, Burundi's former president Sylvestre Ntibantunganya says in a DW interview as Burundi decides on presidential terms in a constitutional referendum.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Citizens Kept in the Dark Ahead of Controversial Referendum

[Fahamu] Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has intensified his brutal campaign to stay in power by stifling international news reporting of his government’s repressive actions, events ahead of his controversial referendum to extend presidential ter…

[Fahamu] Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has intensified his brutal campaign to stay in power by stifling international news reporting of his government's repressive actions, events ahead of his controversial referendum to extend presidential term limits.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Burundians Living in Nairobi Vote in Country’s Referendum

[Nairobi News] Hundreds of Burundians living in Nairobi on Thursday lined up at the International Life House to participate in a referendum on the country’s presidential term.

[Nairobi News] Hundreds of Burundians living in Nairobi on Thursday lined up at the International Life House to participate in a referendum on the country's presidential term.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Who is President Pierre Nkurunziza?

[Deutsche Welle] Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza was named “eternal supreme guide” by his CNDD-FDD party on the eve of the constitutional referendum. A ‘yes’ vote could keep him in office until 2034.

[Deutsche Welle] Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza was named "eternal supreme guide" by his CNDD-FDD party on the eve of the constitutional referendum. A 'yes' vote could keep him in office until 2034.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Referendum to Extend Presidential Term Raises Fears of Violence

[Deutsche Welle] Following in the footsteps of several other African countries, it is now the turn of Burundi to hold a referendum aimed at making sure that its president stays in power beyond present constitutional limits.

[Deutsche Welle] Following in the footsteps of several other African countries, it is now the turn of Burundi to hold a referendum aimed at making sure that its president stays in power beyond present constitutional limits.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Democracy in Peril – Burundi’s Referendum Will Cement Nkurunziza’s Grip On Power

[The Conversation Africa] The citizens of Burundi, the small country in Central Africa that borders Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are about to vote in a controversial referendum.

[The Conversation Africa] The citizens of Burundi, the small country in Central Africa that borders Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are about to vote in a controversial referendum.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Burundi’s Dangerous Referendum

[ICG] On 17 May 2018, Burundians vote on constitutional amendments that would prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza, dismantle a carefully negotiated Hutu-Tutsi ethnic balance, and ultimately could lead to instability. In this excerpt from ou…

[ICG] On 17 May 2018, Burundians vote on constitutional amendments that would prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza, dismantle a carefully negotiated Hutu-Tutsi ethnic balance, and ultimately could lead to instability. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2018 - First Update early warning report, Crisis Group urges European policy makers to explore channels for pressuring the government, and African leaders to renew mediation attempts between the regime and opposition.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Arrest, Don’t Execute Burundi Killers

[HRW] Last Friday night, a group of assailants armed with guns and machetes, some in military uniforms, entered a small Burundi village near the Democratic Republic of Congo border and started attacking civilians.

[HRW] Last Friday night, a group of assailants armed with guns and machetes, some in military uniforms, entered a small Burundi village near the Democratic Republic of Congo border and started attacking civilians.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi