Tag Archives: Hutu people

05Aug/17

Rwanda’s ‘forever president’ swept back into power

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

20Jul/15

Experts warn Burundi’s controversial presidential election could reignite civil war

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.

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24May/15

Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital – activist

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.

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13May/15

Burundi army officer says president sacked

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.

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10May/15

Burundi women protest against president’s plan to seek reelection

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.

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