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Burundi's president wins referendum to extend his rule

People wait in a line to vote in Ngozi, northern Burundi. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunzizahas won a referendum which could see him remain in power through 2034, reports the AP, in a vote the opposition says was marred by voter intimidation.

The bigger picture, per the Economist: “The referendum in Burundi highlights the steady erosion of term limits in recent years across central Africa. Over the past decade half a dozen countries have ignored or revoked laws limiting presidents to no more than two terms in office.”