Rwandans have overwhelmingly voted to extend Paul Kagame’s 17 years in power. The man dubbed the nation’s ‘forever president’ claiming almost 99% of the vote, but critics fear he will rule with an even harsher iron fist. Joel Labi reports Continue reading
Scores of dead bodies litter the streets of Bujumbura, a day after heavy fighting engulfed Burundi’s capital. Jillian Kitchener reports.
A day before Burundi is due to hold controversial presidential elections, analysts warn the East African country risks sliding into violence, sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term, which opponents say violates the constitution.
Burundi’s opposition figure and his bodyguard have been shot dead by gunmen, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.
A Burundi army general says he had sacked Pierre Nkurunziza as president for seeking an unconstitutional third term in office, and was working with civil society groups to form a transitional government.
Hundreds of women take to the streets in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura to protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plan to run for a third term.