A climate of fear prevails before the country votes on the extension of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s term. Burundi is deeply divided over its president and his plan to amend the constitution to maintain his power.
With the newly approved constitution in Burundi, President Nkurunziza can rule until 2034, joining a club of dictators in Africa. It's high time that African youth stood up against tyranny, DW's Fred Muvunyi writes.
Voters in Burundi have overwhelmingly backed reforms that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power until 2034. The president's 2015 bid to seek a third term in office plunged the country into crisis.
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.
Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has said he won't run again in 2020. The surprise statement follows the enactment of a new constitution that could see him rule until 2034.
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