Day: May 29, 2018

Rwanda: Former Presidential Hopeful Diane Rwigara Goes On Trial

Diane Rwigara, a former Rwandan Presidential hopeful, has gone on trial for “inciting insurrection or trouble among the population.” Ms. Rwigara was arrested last year along with her mother. Four more people (who are currently outside the country) are also wanted for allegedly assisting her. The trial is the latest

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Burundi Vote Allows Extended Presidential Term Limits

On May 17th, the people of Burundi voted to pass a referendum extending the length of presidential term limits. 73 percent of voters voted yes to allowing presidents to serve for two seven-year terms instead of five-year terms. Voter turnout was very high, at 96 percent. The referendum will allow

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