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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).

Nkurunziza’s Violent Campaign to Silence Burundi’s Opposition

Friday, May 18, 2018

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss Israel’s lethal response to the Gaza protests, the latest surprise developments in North Korean diplomacy and Venezuela’s presidential election. For the Report, Julia Steers talks with WPR’s senior editor, Robbie Corey-Boulet, about Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s violent campaign to silence his opponents at home and abroad, against the backdrop of a constitutional referendum this week that could keep him in office through 2034.

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