The referendum could see Burundi's President Nkurunziza's mandate extended and has sparked fears of more violence.
Citizens of the small landlocked East African nation of Burundi headed to the polls on Thursday to vote on a referendum to change the constitution. Our East Africa bureau chief, Jina Moore, was there documenting the day and the mood of those voting for and against the changes.
The new rules pave the way for Pierre Nkurunziza, the country’s longest-serving president, to potentially stay in power until 2034.
Pierre Nkurunziza, the leader of a tiny African country, could become an “eternal” president after a referendum to extend terms in office.
The country’s security minister did not identify the “terrorist group” he accused of the killings, a few days before a constitutional referendum.