Seventy-three percent of Burundi voters approved constitutional amendments that will allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power till 2034, the country's electoral commission says.
Human Rights Watch says Burundi's referendum to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to hold power up to 2034 took place "amid widespread abuse, fear and pressure."
Incumbent Paul Kagame, a commander who led Tutsi rebel forces into Rwanda to end the 1994 genocide, wins a sweeping victory in the presidential election.
The election commission says pre-approval is required for all social media ensure they are not against the law and to prevent instability. Opposition parties fear that such a ban will prevent them from highlighting President Paul Kagame's failings.
The Hutu ethnic group's revolution against Tutsi rule in the country forced Kigeli V into exile after a year in power.
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