Nkurunziza’s Violent Campaign to Silence Burundi’s Opposition

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza launches the ruling party’s campaign calling for a “Yes” vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum, Bugendana, Burundi, May 2, 2018 (AP photo).
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza launches the ruling party’s campaign calling for a “Yes” vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum, Bugendana, Burundi, May 2, 2018 (AP photo).
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