BUJUMBURA, Burundi | Burundi votes in referendum on the president’s power

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi is voting Thursday in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend the president’s rule until 2034.

Five million people are registered to vote in the referendum amid fears of violence because of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s efforts to prolong his stay in power despite widespread opposition.

This east African country descended into violence in 2015 when Nkurunziza sought a disputed third term, sparking angry street protests that the authorities violently put down.

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