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May 03, 2018 at 12:07 pm | News

Bridget Boakye

Bridget Boakye | Contributor

May 03, 2018 at 12:07 pm | News

Burundi

Burundi is set to vote in a referendum on May 17.

This means that President Pierre Nkurunziza could extend his 13-year rule until 2034.

He ran for a third five-year term in 2015, which opponents said breached the Arusha Agreement that ended the country’s bloody civil war. This decision sparked a deadly political crisis whose humanitarian effects are still felt today.

 

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