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Burundi: Campaigns Begin Amid Clampdown

Expand Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza attends the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party’s extraordinary congress in Gitega province, Burundi, January 26, 2020, during which the party’s candidate in the presidential elections was nominated. © 2020 Evrard Ngendakumana/Reuters (Nairobi) – Burundi authorities and ruling party members have used fear and repression against the political opposition and the last remaining independent organizations and media ahead of the country’s general elections. Widespread impunity for local authorities,…

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