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Burundi opposition appeals referendum result

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s opposition on Thursday filed a petition to the country’s constitutional court in a bid to invalidate the result of last week’s referendum, which is expected to strengthen President Pierre Nkurunziza’s hold on power. Seventy-three percent of voters cast their ballot for “Yes” in the …

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Burundi opposition goes to court over referendum result

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s opposition on Thursday filed a petition to the country’s constitutional court in a bid to invalidate the result of last week’s referendum, which is expected to strengthen President Pierre Nkurunziza’s hold on power. Seventy-three percent of voters cast their ballot for “Yes” in the …

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Cameroon lashes US over ‘abuses’ in anglophone crisis

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP |  Cameroon’s government has blasted the United States for accusing its forces of abuses, including “targeted killings,” in an English-speaking region of the country wracked by a separatist insurgency. In a statement received by AFP on Thursday, the foreign ministry said it had expressed its “deep …

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Cameroon summons US ambassador: official sources

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Cameroonian authorities summoned the US ambassador in the country on Wednesday, sources said, days after he accused government forces of abuses against separatists in English-speaking regions. Government and diplomatic sources told AFP that the foreign ministry had summoned Ambassador Peter Barlerin. Barlerin alleged on May …

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BURUNDI: Why Nkurunziza is smiling

Burundi backs reforms that could extend Nkurunziza rule Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundians overwhelmingly backed constitutional reforms that bolster President Pierre Nkurunziza’s power and allow him to seek another two terms in office, results showed Monday. Election commission chief Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye said 73 percent of voters had voted “Yes” …

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Nkurunziza: Burundi’s ‘messianic’ leader

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is an evangelical who believes he was chosen by God to rule the east African nation, and plans to do so for as long as possible. The 54-year-old former rebel is seeking to extend his rule with a raft of constitutional …

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Burundi to hold referendum to extend Nkurunziza rule

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundians on Thursday will vote in a referendum on sweeping constitutional reforms that would shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034. With opponents cowed, beaten, killed or living in exile, there seems little doubt the amendments will …

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Trial of rebel leader Jamil Mukulu starts

Ugandan leader of shadowy rebel group in court over mass murder charges Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  The Ugandan leader of a shadowy rebel group operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo appeared in court Monday on charges of mass murder and crimes against humanity. Jamil Mukulu, leader of the …

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