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Burundi govt cracks down on opponents ahead of referendum – HRW

“According to a recently released report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), Bujumbura has over the last few months engaged in killing, beating and intimidating perceived opponents as time nears for a referendum. The May 18 vote has been set to allow Burundians vote on whether or not to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his tenure in office. The president who is already serving a controversial third-term would rule till 2034 if the vote succeeds.”

Source: Burundi govt cracks down on opponents ahead of referendum – HRW | Africanews

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