It’s time Nkurunziza leaves office before he gets any more blood on his hands

What you need to know:

  • President’s refusal to play by the rules of the democratic game is disappointing, but not surprising
  • The announcement that Pierre Nkurunziza intended to run for a third term as president of Burundi on April 25 triggered a wave of protests that have so far left around 12 people dead.

The vast majority of African countries now have constitutions that limit the number of terms that presidents can serve in office.

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