The Nordic Africa Institute

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Nkurunziza tightens the grip on power by democratic means

Close-up shot of Burundi president
Date • 17 May 2018

Voters in Burundi have in a referendum backed constitutional amendments that could allow president Nkurunziza to stay in office until 2034. Researchers see a trend of electoral authoritarianism in several countries in Africa.